This week’s podcast looks at what life is like for children in care in the UK, with Ed Nixon, a senior social worker and former care home manager who co-founded Every Child Leaving Care Matters, a movement which aims to ensure that all children in care are properly supported until they turn twenty-one.
In this episode, we discuss life for children in care, unregulated care homes and why Ed believes the UK government doesn’t understand children.
On social care for children as a concept, Ed said during the programme, “Care is a bad thing, why would anybody suggest it was anything other than a bad thing? Much of my life has been trying to make it the best it can possibly be, but it’s not as good as living with your own family, happily and safely.”
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