Help stop the poor treatment of vulnerable children in the care system!

Help stop the poor treatment of vulnerable children in the care system!

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Ellie Condron started this petition to Keys care group and

I am a 16 year old child who has been Neglected and abused by the care system.

For too long, social services have been allowed to control and manipulate so many vulnerable young children which they forcibly take from their parents.

Children are often kept in large, unkept care homes with undertrained staff and other children that are dangerous to them and others.

Social services will often place children in placements that are in suited for their needs for large amounts of time as it is the cheapest option.

Children's care homes are largely underfunded and children are often Neglected with their needs.

It has to stop. Care kids mental health issues is spiking to an all time high because of poor treatment and past traumas that are disregarded and untreated by the care system.

The company that I live with, Keys, is very underfunded. Children are expected to pay for their own haircuts, buy all of their toiletries and other necessaties such as sanitary products and hair products with £4 a week.

In the night, alarms are set on bedroom doors which are aimed at keeping children 'safe' while they are in bed. These alarms will set off if the child opens the door and staff often get annoyed and visibility frustrated at the young person as they have set the alarms off to go to the toilet and as a result woken the staff member up.

These alarms are not autism friendly, they consistently ring unnecessarily loudly until a staff member sets them again.

Keys children's homes are aimed at children with additional needs such as autism. Staff are not trained properly on what to do in a mental health crisis nor are they trained to deal with any sort of mental health issue.

Phrases like 'what am I supposed to do' and 'I know kids much worse off than you' are thrown around like they are OK to say. Comparing trauma can be deeply upsetting for a child and invalidate their feelings, making them have trust issues.

Keys need to listen. And every other care home for that matter. For far to long, we have been treated like dirt because we are in care. Mental health services refuse to see us because we are In care.

If you care about children of the care system, please help me fight for what is right. There will be no justice for millions of kids in the care system until we improve our care system.

To social services, think carefully about your actions. We are your future, remember that. 

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