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Annual Care Leavers Challenge

Durham Children in Care Council held a care leavers challenge for policy holders, decisions makers and anyone working with children and young people to sign up to one or two weeks, ‘Living life in the footsteps of a care leaver’.

This meant living on a budget of £57.90 a week. 
The aim of the challenge was to raise awareness of the difficulties care leavers face on a daily basis and hopefully get more people talking about it so that it leads to a change. Over the years lots of councillors, managers and decision makers within Durham County Council have took part.

If you are interested in running this scheme in your local authority or you simply want to find out more about the results of the challenge/the issues this challenge helped bring attention to, then please use the email provided below to contact Rob Johnson.

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