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Someone to Care Experiences of leaving care

Author : by Barnardo's (Feburary 2014)

Price : Free

"Someone to Care" is based on face to face research with 62 care leavers and contrasts their emotional circumstances with the expectations we have for our own children.

Care Leavers need someone to care, someone to talk to, someone to set standards and someone to show the way. Barnardos workers go the extra mile to be that someone for young people who have no family to rely on. Barnardos works in partnership with many local authorities on service provision, however there are still too many care leavers (often the most vulnerable) who are not getting the help they need Barnardos is calling on the Government to extend their plans to give all children in care the choice of "staying put" in care until they are 21, with day-to-day access to supportive adult guidance.

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Associated subjects and types

Policy and research documents, About Barnardo's, Fostering, adoption and short break care, Family support


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