Faith reveals how our archives show young people being failed by the care system as they transition out of care, time and time again. Become's ‘End The Care Cliff’ campaign aims to stop support disappearing overnight at ages 18, 21 and 25 and improve the future opportunities of young care leavers.
I think it is disgusting how a child in care is expected to cope on their own at 18. My Foster child has a home with me for ever. I will go out to work once he is 18 so I can do this. More needs to be done so other placements can continue as long as the child needs it. All the supportive relationships that have been put in place whilst the child is in care are suddenly removed once they turn 18. It’s an utter disgrace.
Mike Benson says:
November 4, 2022 at 10:32 am
I’ve recently recorded a podcast with Jade (Become) this will be released in early December. Jade explains beautifully how the care cliff impacts young people. I’m part of a group in York called Together With Young People. We create platforms for young people to challenge the systems that create disadvantage. The TWYP Group only have a limited voice as we are a fairly new group but if we can lend our voice to this campaign, We’d be very happy to be involved.