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Growing up in the UK Care System, Andy Smith opens up about some of the comments, barriers and difficulties he faced as a care leavers. From that, him and his brother launched Smash Life UK (link below) which is all about supporting and empowering others who may be in similar circumstances. Last week Andy shared an experience he had which reflects some of the stigma attached to care leavers.
If only that team manager new my journey and my passion as a result of my journey in care.
NOW....it’s just fuel to my fire to change mindsets and perceptions through educating, engaging and inspiring.
Children FEEL every word...they are particularly sensitive due to the worlds they have lived...choose your language wisely and kindly.
“Overcoming Lifes Hurdles Together”
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We are constantly keeping an eye out for any information that may affect young people leaving care. Here are some of the articles we've come across.
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