Jenny was physically and emotionally abused by her step mum for over five years. As she grew older she turned to alcohol and drugs to calm her down. Juliet, one of our counsellors helped her deal with her emotions and past trauma.
Many young people struggle with their finances when living independently for the first time. But this is a particularly difficult period for care leavers as they don’t have family to support them. We are campaigning to make sure care leavers have better financial stability.
Young people leaving the care system are often left with limited support that can leave them in real risk of falling into debt and destitution. This blog looks at the support a British or settled young person will receive in their journey out of the care system.
This week we launched a brand new initiative to help young victims of sexual abuse. The project commissioned by the Department of Health, trains health care staff to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.