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A poem by Ty

What Care Leavers Do

The care system needs to care a lot more, especially for the children in care and care leavers.

Believe us.

We are our own uncles, aunties, mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

We are the family to our children in care and care leavers.

We provide for each other, motivate each other and love one another.

The authorities never loved us, but we are not fussed nor are we bothered.

We receive love from the friends that became our family.

If someone is getting themselves into or is in immediate danger, a child in care or care leaver will heave them right out.

We are the ones who slap each other in the face with the cold, wet stinging truth about the severe consequences or the greedy and malicious crowd.

If you are physically ill, we will take care of you.

If you are under a dark, stormy, rain cloud, we will build you the world’s best and funniest umbrella.

If you are lost in the wilderness, we will take all of eternity to find you.

We are always here for you because you’d be there for us, and we will always support each other.

In the golden times and in the bleak times.

We share the bright Vegas type lights.

No child in care or care leaver should get left behind.

The care system needs care more but to receive the best and most authentic care, ask a child in care or care leaver.

They know what’s up.

– Ty, care leaver

#WhatLeavingCareShouldBe – Ty
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