Len Dabby (not his real name) is 13 and has been living in a Hillcrest children’s home in Hampshire since July 2005
Who has had the biggest influence on you?
My football team manager.
Which professional has been most use to you?
My social worker Linda.
If you ran care services in your area what would you do differently?
Not give out as many sanctions by encouraging children to behave and reward good behaviour.
Name one thing that would make your life better?
A pet – a fish of some kind.
What three words best describe you?
Funny, funny, funny.
What event most changed your life?
Coming into care.
What has been your most embarrassing moment?
I was walking around a shopping centre calling out “mum” and another lady answered thinking I was her child.
What makes you happy?
When were you last angry?
Yesterday after I got into trouble because of somebody else.
When did you last cry?
Three months ago when I fell over and my nose was bleeding.
Who would you like to swap places with?
Footballer Wayne Rooney.
How would you like to be remembered?
As a great footballer.
What is the most important lesson you have learned?
Not to lie.