A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality

Sophia Alexandra Hall, 18 November 2021 “People who spent their childhoods in the UK’s care system are twice as likely to die prematurely, according to a report. Care leavers can often experience discrimination from both the state and from other people. They may face stigma or structural barriers that can have a long-term impact onContinue reading “A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality”

Thinking out loud: three dilemmas

The continuum of help and protection Local, regional, national Freedom and responsibility The Review Chair says: There aren’t straightforward answers, but how the review works through these issues will shape the kind of recommendations we make to government next Spring. Read the thoughts in full at… The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care source: https://childrenssocialcare.independent-review.uk/thinking-out-loud-three-dilemmas/

51 Moves by Ben Ashcroft

@AshcroftBen #careexperiencedstories Buy a copy of 51 moves here It is shocking that although just one per cent of children are taken into care by local authori­ties, almost 30 per cent of prisoners have been in care. Ben Ashcroft’s heart-rending account of abandonment, loneliness and rejection begins at age nine and ends with him turningContinue reading “51 Moves by Ben Ashcroft”