What chance do care leavers stand, with support services being shredded?| Lola Okolosie The cuts to mental health services for children leaving care is immoral and economically short sighted. This week’s parliamentary inquiry must realise this.
Imagine this: as a baby your cries were regularly ignored and you entered the world addicted to drugs. Or this: as a toddler you spent lots of time crouched in a corner avoiding the blows directed at your mother.
Imagine that you were hardly ever washed, and your home was filthy. You never knew when you would be fed and your primary carer was your older sister, herself only seven. That was your day-to-day reality until you were taken into care.
It's simple: investing in mental health services for children in care will save society money further down the line Continue reading... The Guardian