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Drive Forward

I spent yesterday evening mock-interviewing young care-leavers to help them practice their interview skills. It’s part of an initiative by the Drive Forward Foundation, a charity that supports 16-26-year-old people who are leaving care, and gives them the right tools to move forward in their lives. 334 more words

Children In Care

a day well spent 

One in 20 children in England was referred to social services last year, figures from the NSPCC disclose. The charity found that social services departments dealt with just under 660,000 referrals from neighbours, teachers, medical staff and other members of the public about the welfare of 570,800 children in the 12 months to March 2014. 256 more words

That searing loss.

Searing. Scorching. Blistering. Flaming.

She stood before the SS guard, shaking, desperately trying to stop the quivering inside. Suddenly and without warning, he yanked her head with one hand – and with the other, held out her arm. 864 more words


Not as Orphans

“Growing up ‘in care’ – at school – I was known as ‘the boy from the home.’ It was like being singled out as a leper… 736 more words


When School Consent Forms Doesn’t Mean Giving Consent

It’s constantly drilled into us as foster parents the importance of maintaining children’s privacy when it comes to where and when we take photographs and to be extra diligent when it comes to protecting children’s identity on social media etc. 1,006 more words

Children In Care

Children in Care

Children in care suffer educational disadvantage. This stark inequality is utterly unacceptable. Currently, a mere 14% of Looked After Children (LACs) achieve 5 A*-C grades in their GCSE examinations; only 1% go on to study at university. 265 more words


So, You're In Care...

Hey, how are you doing? Not so good? If you’re a kid in care in Toronto, I don’t blame you.

I’ll tell you a bit about me first: I spent 7 years in Care and have moved over 30 times during that period. 223 more words