Practice Guidance

Life as a looked-after child: lived experiences

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Introduction

This piece will explore different lived experiences of the care system through telling the stories of three individuals: Daniel, Reece and Cassie. You’ll hear the voices and views of young people about all aspects of the system – from going into care to leaving it – and their experiences with social workers, both positive and negative.

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