Around 100 Young
people with Care experience, from over 25 countries came together on a webinar on June 6, 2020
to explore and discuss the challenges faced by Care Leavers globally and how the COVID-19
outbreak intensified their vulnerabilities and suggest solutions/recommendations to ensure Care
Leavers feel supported.
After two months of consultative discussions with experts, a declaration was drafted that identified eleven domains of gaps and offered recommendations specific to the issues affecting children and youth from Alternative Care settings globally. The same was endorsed by various Care Leavers’ networks from across the globe. The Declaration has been promoted by various national and international agencies as well.