Do You Care?

The Verbatim Formula in Being Human – Festival of the Humanities

19 November 2015

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Venue: Reading Room, Wellcome Collection


The Verbatim Formula is a collaborative project between young people with experience of care, Queen Mary University of London, People’s Palace Projects, and the Greater London Authority Peer Outreach Team. The event will include an installation performance of verbatim testimony giving the experience of children’s and adults in the care system. Through verbatim, you will hear from children, young people, social workers, and foster carers. You will also be able to give your own verbatim style feedback, and perhaps even see it performed back to you.


The Verbatim Formula aims to enable looked after children (14-18 years old) to increase their confidence and develop how they express their experiences and aspirations for the future, improve dialogue between children and care providers, and to stimulate systemic change. This event, based around listening and dialogue, is part of an ongoing research project that aims to make visible the role of listening in care. We intend to take these voices all the way to the top, and invite politicians to engage with them too.


Speakers: Maggie Inchley and Sylvan Baker

Venue Address: Reading Room, Wellcome Collection,183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE