Leaving Care

“My foster carer took the time to understand me.” – Tact Care – Foster Parents Article

Author: TACT Tags: Leaving Care EthanTACT Care Leaver My name is Ethan, I am 19 years old and I live in Liverpool. I went into care at the age of 10 because my mother wasn’t well due to her mental health problems.  I stayed with three different local authority carers before I was placed with TACT foster carer Debbie at the age of 13. Debbie and I developed a great relationship since the beginning – it is hard for me…

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“I am in a good place in my life right now thanks to having been in foster care” – Tact Care – Foster Parents Article

Author: TACT Young Person Tags: Leaving Care LauraTACT Care Leaver I am 20 years old and I went into care, along with my older sisters, shortly after I was born due to fact that our mother and father both had drug and alcohol problems, and neglected us. I don’t have any real memory of my first foster placement as I was so young, but at ten months old I was adopted by a couple, who, when I was two, split…

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“I am now a more confident person than I was when I entered care” – Foster Parents Article

Author: TACT Young Person Tags: Leaving Care AshleighTACT care leaver My name is Ashleigh, I am 19 and I am a care leaver. I went into care when I was 14, after living with my dad for a short period after being taken away from my mum. I was placed with Claire, a foster carer with fostering and adoption charity TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust).  Both the social workers and staff were incredible, as they provided support to Claire…

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“Thanks to my foster carers I can be myself.” – Foster Parents Article

Author: TACT Young Person Tags: Fostering, Leaving Care, LGBT Date: 5th March 2018 Martin was placed with his TACT foster carers Gary and Adrian when he was 15 years old, and has continued to live with them since leaving care. As part of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week 2018, he’s shared his story of living in a family who accepted him for who he was. I went into care straight from the hospital after I was born. As a little…

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