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Children 6-15

When I first came into care I was scared but they made me feel safe at home and I felt part of their family. You might find it difficult to fit in but you will and people will understand if you don’t like it.

Inspirational care leavers

Famous people who’ve been in care

Find out which famous people have been in care.

What you have to say

Read this inspiring story from a child in care.

  • Eddie Murphy is a very famous American comedian and actor. Although he was only in foster care a little while, the experience had a big influence on the rest of his life.

  • Fatima Whitbread is a former javelin world champion. She is also known for appearing on ‘I’m a celebrity get me out of here’. Fatima spent the first 14 years of her life in childrens’ homes.

  • Marilyn Monroe is the biggest female Hollywood icon of the last century. She grew up in an orphanage and a series of foster homes.

  • John Lennon was part of the Beatles, one of the biggest bands of the 20th century. He grew up in what we would now call kinship care. He lived with his aunt and uncle throughout most of his childhood and teenage years.


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