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Ben is a young man who was moved around so many times in care – from foster family to foster family and one part of London to another – that he felt like an unwanted outsider for the whole of his childhood. His self-belief was so low that he wouldn’t wear a suit to interviews because he thought people would laugh at his presumptuousness.
Katie is 17 and recently moved out of her children’s home into semi-independent accommodation. She has to cook, clean, budget, find a job, pay for travel and college expenses and make a whole new set of friends, as her new flat is an hour away from the children’s home by bus.
Most children who've lost or been separated from their parents experience extraordinary trauma, and have no choice but to move in with strangers. Like Michelle. At 16 she was studying for her A-levels, and was exhausted from pretending to be okay, pretending her memories didn’t make her feel anxious, worthless, suicidal.