Breaking away from care

Lemn Sissay meets seven young people who are in the care of their council and sets out to help them express their experiences

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Meet Ashley Jean-Baptiste – care leaver, Cambridge University graduate, X-Factor finalist, documentary maker and BBC reporter.

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A fairer start to independence

This month, we’re calling on councils across England to exempt care leavers from paying council tax up until they turn 25.

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This month's campaign:

What matters most to you?

What kind of career advice do you want?

Care has made me the person I am today, and I wouldn’t change it for anything!

– David, 17

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