Who are the children?
Children come into care for a variety of reasons.
These may include:
Parental substance abuse
Having been abused and their family home is no longer a safe place.
Children who come to this country without anyone to look after them
Children or young people who, because of the emotional difficulties / traumas they have experienced, behave and ‘act out’ their problems in a way that is difficult to manage
Children with disabilities both physical and/or learning which can be either moderate or profound.
Unsupported teenage mothers