Just chuck ’em out

This is absolutely dreadful:

for children in care born in the UK, there is a presumption at [Hillingdon] council that they will remain looked-after until they are 18; for those in the system who arrived in the UK as unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors, there is a policy of ejecting them from the care system as soon as they turn 16 and have notched up the minimum 13 weeks in care required to qualify for (significantly cheaper) leaving care services instead.

But before you put the blame entirely on Hillingdon, go and read the rest.


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