Silhouette of family in sunrise, home for good.

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Not just a place to live, for that’s just somewhere to put your possessions and to sleep at the end of the day, but a home.  A home where unconditional love surrounds you. Where you are safe. Where you can thrive and grow. That is what most of us want, even if the desire is buried deep. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case all the time. Most of us are loved by someone, but human love isn’t perfect. At times it gets corrupted, or appears to have ceased altogether. The most heart breaking of these occasions is when it happens to children. A child’s home can shatter or never even be formed for a variety of reasons. From abuse and neglect to a parents illness rendering them unable to care for their child. Whatever the cause, between April 2014 and March 2015, 31,070 children and young people became “looked after” in England. A figure that has increased year on year for the last four years. Local authorities work hard for the best of each of the children in their care ( there are 69,540 across England) but what happens to those who can’t find the place where they fit? They move from foster (or residential) home to foster home, increasing their distrust and dislike for everyone involved in the process. Continue reading