- That many children leaving children’s homes now and until change is achieved will suffer greatly and may be irreparably damaged whilst they wait for equality;
- That the introduction of this discriminatory piece of social policy will add to the already heavy burdens of children leaving children’s homes, making their plight even worse.
ECLCM has consistently argued that failure to treat all children leaving care in the same way has created a ‘two tier’ care system. We fear that the lack of support and the uncaring message given to children leaving children’s homes will actually increase the likelihood of their failing to make the transition to the community safely. Please join us and complain loudly to MPs and decision makers. Many care leavers do very well, but some don’t. With your help, we can make that number of young people who struggle smaller.