Children in care are uniquely vulnerable and disadvantaged. Factors outside of their own control can make family life unstable and unpredictable. As a result there are times when they are placed with a foster carer or in a residential care home. This can be anything from a few days, a few weeks or a number of years and can occur many times throughout their young lives. The impact of these experiences can follow them in their adolescent and adult lives. Unfortunately the statistics don’t paint a very rosy picture. A significant proportion of our young looked after people may never reach their full potential. They may find it hard to engage or establish relationships and they can feel disenfranchised and on the edges of society. But we, the Cornerstones Foundation, want to help change the ‘stats’ and offer a better range of help, support and guidance so help them take their rightful place in the world. We believe these children deserve every chance to dream, aspire and achieve because we passionately believe in the potential of every child.
Did you know that a young person looked after is –
And unfortunately the cycle often repeats itself, with adults who were looked after as children 70 times more likely to have their own children taken into care at some point.
Every organisation in Liverpool can and must play a part in giving some of our most vulnerable young people the opportunity to reach their potential and to live the life they choose.
We want to work with organisations that share our vision. If you’re interested in working with us to help us offer our children and young people looked after future they deserve, then please get in touch.