Every year, thousands of relatives and friends step in to bring up vulnerable children who cannot live with their parents. This may be for example because parents have died, suffer serious illness, abuse drugs or alcohol or have been imprisoned.
These family and friends carers do an incredible job. They give children a secure future and save the country billions of pounds by keeping them out of care. They often face massive difficulties including poverty, discrimination and isolation. But they succeed in keeping families together and giving children a loving and stable upbringing.
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