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The real lives behind our Chance to Stay - Cyfle i Aros campaign

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Thursday 12 December 2013 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Last week we launched our new campaign to ask the Welsh Government to make sure young people in foster care can stay until they are at least 21. Here are some of the stories of young people, care leavers and foster carers, and why this seemingly simple change matters so much to them.

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Why do we force children to leave foster care when they're so young?

Posted by Rhea Stevens /

Wednesday 04 December 2013 / Chance to stay, Children in care
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Children and young people enter the care system for many reasons, but most will have experienced great distress and upheaval in their childhood. For these reasons young people in care will be less equipped to deal with independence than their peers. That's why today we've launched our Chance to Stay campaign.

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