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"Care Leavers can be Lawyers Too"

Inspiring Hope For Care Leavers to be seen for their talents. #CareLeaversCan

I am outspoken about my journey from adversity to the Bar and can be followed on @CEPbarrister or Lucy Barnes

BBC 4 Women's Hour (28th Dec 2023)

BBC4 Women's Hour (28 Dec 2023)

"We always bring a little spark in some way, and that's just waiting to be found."


Lucy Barnes BBC 4 Womens Hour

Listen here to me discussing barriers for care-experienced young people in higher education alongside presenter Krupa Padhy and Rebecca Munro (also CEP)


Portfolio of advocacy/projects:

Lucy Barnes Forever Surrey Scholarship
Trauma Aware Lucy Barnes


  • Pioneered the Forever Surrey Scholarship with my university (University of Surrey) to offer a scholarship of £12,000 over 3 years to young people from Care Experienced backgrounds. See more here.

  • Certified trauma-informed lawyer (November 2023).


Published Writing:

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