Act now to call on the government to guarantee care up to age 18

UK government: We want you to keep caring

The law for children in care in England has changed in a way that is dangerous and damaging for thousands of children in care aged 16 and 17. 

The law now discriminates based on age. Children in care aged 15 and under will always have care where they live. But 16 and 17 year-olds haven't been given this same protection.

This has created a two-tier care system.

Over 6,000 children in care already live in places where they receive no care. This number is now likely to increase.

We reject this age-based discrimination. Children in care deserve the same love, stability and safety a family would provide. 

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