The charity Become comments on the gap in mental health support for looked after children.
From the Become website:
“Most children come into care because they have experienced abuse and neglect. For too many, the care system does not provide the support they need to heal from this trauma. By failing to provide the nurturing, affirmation and stability needed for children to heal and thrive, the care system itself can compound the adverse emotional legacy of pre-care experiences.”
Read full article here.