The Who Cares? Trust is a voice for children in care. Everything we do is designed to improve the day to day experience of children and young people in care - and their future lives.
What's new in care
The Who Cares? Trust has published Principles of Care, setting out its vision for reform of the care system. It focuses on five key areas: where the child lives (their placement), their education, leaving care, the system itself (particularly the ways in which it needs to support and inform young people) and what should happen when things go wrong in care. It explores why each of these aspects of the care system is crucially important; what happens at the moment and what children and young people’s experiences in these areas should be.
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Children in care "get a raw deal" and the government is not doing enough to help them, MPs have said in a report. In particular the Department for Education shows "alarming reluctance to play an active role" in improving the lot of these children, say the MPs. Poor local services are too often left to "fester" according to the report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee.
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