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We see care leavers as role models for children in care and other care leavers. This page contains blogs, vlogs and case studies from care leavers who have agreed to share their experiences. Where appropriate, names and ages have been changed to protect identities.

If you are interested in blogging or vlogging about your care experience, and want to share it on this page of our website to help other care leavers we would love to hear from you.

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2019-03-11T19:03:53+00:00

Dear Parent/s and Carers

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I was a child in the mid 90’s and regularly after school my teacher would hand me a letter addressed ‘Dear Parent/s and Carers’. Immediately I dismissed the word ‘carer’ and using my imagination I crossed out the word parent/s and replaced it with the word ‘mum’. She was my parent and who I handed my letter to after school or frequently in my case after play centre. But what on earth did the word ‘carer’ mean?

2019-01-28T20:01:18+00:00

Transitions

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Transitioning is a natural and normal part of growth and development for all of us. For children and young people in care, leaving care or moving to adult services, they have the added pressure of accessing services and there is an implicit expectation for them to be able to adapt to change and prepare for their future more readily than children and young people living with their families.

2019-01-28T20:02:10+00:00

What is a care leaver?

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Many people I speak with outside of my professional realm look bemused as soon as I utter the term ‘care leaver’. My immediate thoughts as they look at me for an explanation, and wonder what on earth I am talking about is; have they lived their life in a bubble, only aware of their own experiences? Or is the language in which the term exists not universal enough outside of social care lingo?

2019-01-28T20:03:33+00:00

Meet Milly

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Milly is 19 years old and is care experienced; she has been looked after by the local government for the past 15 years. She came into care as a vulnerable child at the tender age of 4 after having experienced domestic violence in the family home.

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