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National Care Leavers Week

by Laura Johnston

National Care Leavers Week takes place from 20 October to 30 October 2016.

The week is to highlight the needs of care leavers, and to encourage the agencies that are responsible for supporting care leavers, to do so in a coordinated and effective way. It also aims to raise awareness, as well as support, for care leavers, highlighting the challenges they face as they enter adult life.

To support and celebrate Care Leavers Week, the Knowsley Young Person’s Team are inviting Knowsley care leavers to ‘Our Place’ on Longview Drive, Huyton on 26 October, where the establishment of a care leavers forum, providing targeted information and support, will be discussed.

If you are a care leaver, you can call in to the dropin session on the top floor of Huyton Library on 29 October from 10.30am to 12.30pm, where a range of information and support is available.