Joining the dots

The number of children in care in England is at a 10-year high: there were 78,150 at the last count. How they are looked after and educated should be a matter...

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Kids in care: Changing the language

A word can make a child feel empowered or invisible. That's why a group of young people with experience of being in care is on a mission to change some...

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Poet Lemm Sissay on growing up in care

The author and poet Lemn Sissay has spoken about being abandoned by his foster parents at the age of 12. He told the Today programme how his childhood mischief was seen...

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Personal trainer helps young people in the care system in Berkshire

A fitness instructor is using his experience of being fostered to help other young people in the care system. Carl Abery was taken away from his birth parents when he...

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‘Hopefully I’m an ambassador for young people in foster care’ – Leon Reid

Leon Reid says athletics has helped to keep him grounded after most of his childhood was spent in foster care. The Bath-born sprinter wants to represent Ireland in honour of...

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Latest news and articles

Children in care 'failed' while some providers 'make millions' By Judith BurnsBBC News Published 11 November 2020 The most vulnerable children are being "failed by the state" and a broken...

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Care system struggling to cope, says children’s commissioner

The care system in England is struggling to cope with rising demand from teenagers, the children’s commissioner has said.  New research produced by the commissioner’s office found the number of...

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