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Joe Swash: Teens in Care


BBC1 documentary follows Joe Swash as he explores stories of teens 16+ in care. His motivation is personal, as his mum, Kiffy, has been a foster carer for over 15 years.
Joe wants to spend time with teens across the UK who live in foster care, in residential children’s homes, and some who left at 18 and are trying to make it alone, to show what growing up as a teenager in care is really like.

His journey follows the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, which promised a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the children’s social care system’.

Through this experience, Joe also sees at first hand the work of foster carers and frontline workers dedicated to helping teens in care, as he seeks to find out how some of the issues they encounter in the care system might be tackled better.

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