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AG Social Care are proud to say that we have supported over 150 young people make the transition from Semi-independence to full Independence. There is a great sense of satisfaction when young people come back and visit, " well do EH glad to herar your doing well.
things have changed somewhat, however we continue to support young people who need our help. The climate has changed with continuing cut backs and a lack of cohesive support. our work continues to be relentless and we continue getting success( Not as much as we would like). cost of livivng has gone up, which means it is more difficult to survive on the basis provided. Keep your heads high and keep pushing forward. Ride the storm and face with adversity. Change will com.
- Only 6% of care leavers go to university - compared with 38% of all young people.2
- One third of care leavers are not in education, employment or training - compared with 13% of all young people.3
- More than one in 10 children had three or more placements in 2010. 4
- 23% of the adult prison population has been in care and almost 40% of prisoners under 21 were in care as children (only 2% of the general population spend time in prison).
- A quarter of young women leaving care are pregnant or already mothers, and nearly half become mothers by the age of 24.
It's often said that for the adult population, getting divorced or moving house are among the most stressful things you can do. Children in care are effectively doing both at the same time: leaving behind the family they know and being moved to a strange place. Some will live through this not just once, but many, many times.
Just as a house built on sand develops cracks in the walls, so children who don't get a steady placement suffer mentally and struggle to live up to their potential. These pages look at some of the problems in more detail - and some of the initiatives that are trying to bring greater stability.