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Children's Champion: 'Children should be supported in care system for longer'

Semi-independent living age should increase says MLC

Children on the Isle of Man should stay within the care system for longer.

That’s the view of the Children’s Champion who thinks the age teenagers can move into semi-independent living needs to be increased from 16.

Kerry Sharpe says those who have been considered ‘looked after’ aren’t usually as emotionally secure as their peers.

She's shared her recommendations in a new report on the care system

And the MLC told Manx Radio she believes more needs to be done to assist and support those who are moving on after taking advice from a psychiatrist working for the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service:

You can hear more from the Children's Champion in our latest Newscast, available HERE or wherever you get your podcasts.

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