Children in care are being failed – thanks to Tory short-termism | Daniel Lavelle

When I was in care the system was strained. A Manchester Evening News report shows that it’s now all but broken

I grew up in care, alongside 20 other children with whom I shared foster homes and children’s homes in Manchester. In May, I wrote a piece for the Guardian about the time I spent looking for those kids later in life. I only managed to find a handful, but all of those I did see again – 15 years later – had grappled with severe hardship since leaving the care system.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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