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Looked After Child Limited

Children are not things to be molded but are people to be unfolded.

Looked After Children deserve a better outcome in life

Lets change the way Children Services operate, by offering a new approach to the care we provide to young people in the care system.

What is Looked After Child Limited

From the UK. this website shares Life Story Work, Blog Posts About Mental Health and Life Events Our Main Author is Li Jean-Luc Harris who founded the site as a brand. which spun of from his original blog where he used to write and publish his life stories. Although he wanted to build a central place that could offer advice for both Care Workers, but also Children In Care, and care leavers. As well as being able to share stories and create courses for looked after children.

But we are more then just that. Check out our Better Care Goal

Chronology / Life Story Work With Looked After Child

We Believe that every Story is Important, it not only reinforces the story that the Looked After Child has had. to show them how far they have come. but it also gives professionals so much information on how they can improve their work. you see; everyone works differently. one method dose not work for everyone so its important that we adapt and work with different methods. essentially growing a toolkit that can work for everyone

Looked After Child Life Stories

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Addicted to drugs and then Homeless and finally Now I’m A Homeowner

By |November 30, 2019|Addiction Story, Drug Addiction Story, Homeless Story, Homeowner Story, Life Story, Real Stories, story|

This story has been featured in the isle of thanet news From homelessness and addiction to work and becoming a home owner – “do not give up on hope” This is a short overview of my journey through the progress of being Homeless To Homeowner. I hope you guys enjoy the story. its been fun to write and go back through the experience. I remember the day I became homeless I had a bit of a checklist for the day it went something like: Tent Location Food I was lucky to have some money to hand. so I headed to [...]

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Sectioned under the mental health act aged 15. At Kent and Medway adolescence hospital, (woodland House) Staplehurst Kent (KMAH)

By |February 8, 2022|Foster Care Story, Life Story, Mental Health Stories, Real Stories, Sectioned Under The Mental Health Act Story, Self Harm Story, Social Services Story, story|

I was checked into the Kent and Medway Adolescent Hospital, Woodland House, KMAH and the careers left me, the day had already gone past, i was scared and afraid. being only 15 and already suffering with a lot of past truama i could only think bad things where going to happen

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My Life With ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) A brief timeline

By |October 21, 2021|Adhd Blog, Adhd Story, Blog, Life Story, Real Stories, story|

Disclaimer: This Blog Refers to links that are affiliated. Any affiliated links will contain *** before the link. My ADHD Diagnosis They diagnosed me with ADHD Aged 5 after being referred to a psychiatrist by my school for an assessment. This was because I was always hyperactive and disruptive in classes. And I really struggled to focus on anything other than topics i was interested in. After seeing a psychiatrist for about a few weeks, they diagnosed me with ADHD and offered medication which where accepted. Did ADHD Medication Help? In short, yes my ADHD medication helped. But it also had [...]

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Somebody I used to know. – A Story About Losing a Friend During My Mental Health Struggles.

By |August 31, 2019|Friends Story, Life Story, Losing friends Story, Mental Health Stories, Real Stories, Sectioned Under The Mental Health Act Story, story|

for the sake of this story and for privacy the person in this story I will refer to as Jake. A Story About Losing a Friend During My Mental Health Struggles. - Meeting Jake Back in the day, I had a blackberry phone with BBM. We all used to add random people from broadcasts and I happened to add Jake without even knowing what sort of friendship would be formed from this. I remember posting as my status one day the following: "I Think This is it, Goodbye Everyone!" No one picked up on it. No one but Jake replied [...]

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Working For Alpha Core International | My Life Stories

By |February 15, 2019|Employment Story, Life Story, story|

Whist I was homeless, I was approached by two of my mum's friends who had started an all one Business Support Services. He was looking for someone to help them with IT, and an apprentice in project management. I first met them in their offices. I was still homeless at this point, but that didn't put them off. I told them my ambitions, my skills and they saw value in me. But at that point in time, I was not capable of joining. I was promised that once I had cleaned myself up and was no longer homeless and on [...]

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Working as a StockTaker For Retail & Asset Solutions RAS (Formerly Known As OCS) | Life Stories 006

By |November 18, 2018|Employment Story, Life Story, story|

So whats a shift like with Retail Asset Solutions? It depends. management is where it's a letdown and the inconsistency of shifts. for example one day I could start a shift at 4 am finish at 12 pm and be on another shift that same day for 8 pm. and this was a common occurrence. breaks were under the discretion of the team leader and shifts could go over 12 hours on a frequent base. Whats Progression Like  For Retail Asset Solutions? Very small chance of progression. I had seen counters of over 15 years experience never being given an opportunity as they were too good of a counter... also if you don't drive or can't attend shifts on your own forget about it... is Ocs A Job Or a career (Find out the difference Click Jobs Vs Career) if you want to make a career out of OCS don't be a good counter get a drivers licence and friendly with the managers but for most people who get stuck as a stocktaker sadly stay there.

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i am a product of generational trauma

By |July 2, 2022|Adolescence development Story, Child Development Story, Generational trauma, Life Story, Mental Health Stories, Real Stories, story|

but I was determined to break the cycle of generational trauma As soon as I was placed into my second foster care placement. I had to readjust to life as everything  I had thought to be in a "normal" family was challenged. my second foster carers did an amazing job of showing me how a family should function and that constant chaotic situations and violence was not normal.

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My Life Stories 001| Growing Up Gay

By |August 13, 2018|Foster Care Story, Gay Story, Life Story, Real Stories, story|

But one thing I regret and still am disgusted about… during my years “Discovering myself” is the few girlfriends I had during this stage. Some of which I was very decisive and not accurate. I never wanted to hurt anyone but feel as if I did. Between ages 13 – 15 I made 3 attempts to come out to my family. But each one I backed out of until February The 9th 2012 7:30 PM when I finally ended the secrecy. Attempts to come out

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Happy Birthday, I’m 22

By |November 30, 2018|Celebration Story, Life Story, story|

Its that time of year again I've Leveled Up IRL  the clocks have turned and another year has passed by. being 22 is no different from 21 apart from the fact no one really cares about your birthdays between 21 -29 and by the time your 30 your not excited anymore.   and how did my day go? I was with Josh I most likely will be drinking..... and spending time with the family It's also payday :D But the truth is...... I prewrote this post and scheduled it on the 19/11/2018 at 14:42 ;) peace.

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7 Years ago today, i was sectioned under the mental health act. aged 15. – My Life Stories.

By |May 1, 2019|Life Story, Mental Health Stories, story|

Every year on may 1st I take the time to remember the trauma and pain I went through on this day. i was placed into a mental health hospital. - 7 years ago today The Process of being put into the hospital can be read here. And there were so many emotions going through my head and questions to be asked. When being admitted my life was at an all-time low. I just came out as gay had mixed responses, was trying to help support friends also suffering from mental health. as well as dealing with my demons. I was [...]

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My Life Stories 002| A Medicated Mess

By |August 22, 2018|Addiction Story, Adhd Story, Child Development Story, Foster Care Story, Insomnia Story, Life Story, Medication Story, Real Stories, Social Services Story, story|

Sadly, a lot of my life I’ve spent medicated both legally and illegally to calm me down or blank my brain to save my head from wandering. Causing me to become a medicated mess, this prompted me to make quite a few bad and silly choices in my life. including drug addictions to Legal Highs The Story It all started when I was Five Years Old my school referred me to a service called CAMS (Child and Adolescence Mental Health Services) this was initially as they suspected I was suffering from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) ADHD Image Copied From [...]

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Going into Foster Care Aged 11

By |May 13, 2022|Foster Care Story, Life Story, Real Stories, Social Services Story, story|

The events before I was going into care It was January 2008, not long after Christmas. At the time, I was currently living with my Father. My Brother DH,AA and I were not the greatest of behaved kids if we are honest. We both had very complex needs and needed some help with our behavioural/emotional issues. Anyway, we had pushed our father way too far one weekend, and caused some issues with my dad and his current partner (at the time) Carol, and they decided to give up caring for us. Not knowing what to do, my dad sent DH [...]

Knowledge Base

We’ve been building a guide for Professionals and care leavers this guide is to help educate and teach people who are in care or are going into care. parents of children in care, and care workers

Better Care Goal

Check out our approach to a better Care System (Focused towards Residential Settings)

Lets End Negative Statistics For Care Leavers

Children in care have had a rough enough start to life already with odds that are set against them, lets make sure they have the best chance at life! and put an end to negative statistics.

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