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Charity throws lifeline to children in care

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Leading figures from the public and private sectors in Liverpool have joined forces to create a new charity to help the 1,000-plus youngsters in the city who are in care.

The Cornerstones Foundation, aims to support young people in care from primary school age through to adulthood, when individuals are leaving care.

There are currently some 1,250 children in local authority care in Liverpool and some 4,000 young people who are described as being 'on the edge of care'.

34%
Number of care leavers not in education, employment or training.
Singer Rebecca Ferguson will be at the launch talking about her time in care Credit: pa

The foundation is developing a programme of activities, experiences and opportunities to nurture skills development, reward achievement and support care-leavers into training and work.