Support 'cliff edge' puts vulnerable older teenagers at risk

Joe Lepper
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tens of thousands of older teenagers facing serious risks including child sexual exploitation and mental health issues are missing out on vital support because of a "cliff edge" in support, a charity has warned.

Matthew Reed said help for vulnerable 16- and 17-year-olds who are not in care “too often falls short then disappears from the age of 18”. Picture: The Children's Society
Matthew Reed said help for vulnerable 16- and 17-year-olds who are not in care “too often falls short then disappears from the age of 18”. Picture: The Children's Society

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