"She had taken our ball and my friend asked me to get it back," he explains, "that's how I was back then. I didn't have any goals, so the consequences didn't matter."

David was on his last chance at school, but things really came to a head when he ran away from home and the difficulties he was facing there. That's when David was placed with foster carers Sarah and Jason, and their family of four children.

Sarah and Jason gave David boundaries and stability, and their skills and patience really helped him turn things around. Just two years later David had passed his driving test, sailed through his GCSEs and was about to be accepted on a rugby academy course.

"It's changed everything. Before there was no one around to say "do this, don't do that", so I didn't know what to do. That makes it hard to achieve things."


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