- Ruth Wacuka from Kenya
Global Care Leavers Community commenced as a functional outcome of the first International Care Leavers Convention wherein the care leavers clearly spelt the need for an active platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices, advocacy, legislation, research and support. The community aims to drive the collectivization process including driving motivations, sharing challenges and achievements and seeking support for Care Leavers.
To be vocal about their thoughts, and opportunities, to build strong connections across the globe.
100+ Young people from 25+ countries with Care experience drafted eleven domains of gaps and offered recommendations.
A landmark virtual event led by Care Leavers from across the globe to voice and lead their issues at transnational level.
The policy brief puts together the key guiding principles that can support policymakers while developing policies on leaving care
The article chronicles personal experiences navigating employment challenges as a care leaver. It sheds light on the struggles faced during job applications, highlighting the initiatives taken by companies to hire care-experienced individuals. The author advocates for greater recognition of the skills and resilience of care leavers while addressing societal stigmas surrounding their experiences.
The article depicts an adoptee’s emotional struggles after discovering their adoption and the lack of support received. Stressing the need for continuous emotional support and open communication for adoptees, it underscores the importance of understanding and patience during their journey of self-discovery.
The news article emphasizes the impact of foster care on individuals like Peter Davies, who credits his foster carer for averting a troubled path. Davies urges more individuals in Swindon to consider fostering, highlighting the transformative potential in nurturing vulnerable children, urging for respect and understanding in their care.
The article sheds light on the challenging plight of care leavers, who face disproportionate homelessness rates upon leaving foster care due to the abrupt cut off of support services. The “care cliff” phenomenon exposes their struggle to secure housing and highlights the urgent need for extended assistance beyond the age of 18 in the UK and Ireland.
The article highlights a youth’s journey from struggle to empowerment through community support from organizations like the YMCA and Foster Advocates, emphasizing the transformative impact of finding positive identity and community connections in overcoming systemic challenges faced by foster youth.
Read onto know the research on methods of supporting the transition of young Care Leavers to independent living in six Latin countries.
Five simple ways to create a supportive workplace for Care leavers
Find out how Young people with care experience train care professionals to equip them with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to work with young people in transition.