The following is a Press Release issued by the Access of Care Records Campaign Group
IT’S MY JOURNEY: IT’S MY LIFE, IT’S MY IDENTITY!
A CALL FOR LEGISLATIVE CHANGE FOR CARE LEAVERS.
Members of the Access to Care Records Campaign Group (ACRCG)1 have come together to ensure that adults who grew up in the care of the State (Care Leavers) are able to receive comprehensive information about their family background and personal history. Whether they have spent all or part of their childhood and/or adolescence in the care system, we believe the current approach to gaining access to social care files is inadequate and inconsistent. For too many, the system simply isn’t working. That is why alongside the ACRCG, Baroness Young of Hornsey is pursuing an amendment to the Children & Families Bill, which is currently being considered in the House of Lords.