Call to increase foster care age

Fostering and children's charities are calling on the Welsh Government to change the age people leave care from 18 to 21.

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Foster care leaving age: Families say 'law must change'

Foster families who have experienced problems arising from foster children leaving home too soon have told ITV News the law must change.

Currently children as young as 16 in foster homes are being told they have to leave and live an independent life - but charities say that can have a devastating effect.

The Welsh Government says it is already working on a pilot scheme, 'When I Am Ready', to enable young people to remain with their former foster carers beyond the age of 18.

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