Every 15 minutes, a child will come into care.
Many children entering the care system will have suffered neglect or abuse, all will experience trauma and loss. Each child deserves a home where they will be loved, nurtured and enabled to thrive, whether that’s through short-term foster care, a long-term foster placement, or with a new adoptive family.
Each year, 9,000 young people in England, age out of the care system. Their experience of being in care makeup:
- 25% of the homeless population
- 49% of men under 21 is in contact with the criminal justice system
- 3x more likely to be NEET (not in education, employment or training)
- 4x more likely to experience mental health difficulties
- 7x more likely to have a problem with substance misuse.
Question; what is our response?
On the 30th April, we explored that it takes a Parish to Raise a Child
There are thousands of children currently waiting for adoption in the UK. Each one has experienced trauma and loss, and many have suffered neglect or abuse, and they all need a stable, loving and committed family to care for them.
Each year in the UK, tens of thousands of children and young people come into care, usually from difficult or desperate circumstances. Children may have suffered a lack of care or stability, abuse or neglect, or their family may be going through crisis. All have experienced trauma and separation, even those who come into care at birth.