Support For Young People in Care

House of CommonsMore than 190 MPs have signed an early day motion calling on the government to ensure young people in care are offered support, including the chance to remain in care, until they are 21.

– Currently, English local authorities have a duty of care until the child is 18.

– The average age for leaving home for young people who live with their own families is 24.

– Currently, some 42,000 children live with around 37,000 foster families in England on any one day.

 

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