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Minister pledges Kids Charter’ promises to those in care

PUBLISHED: 17:44 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:50 05 October 2010

THE Government Minister for London has signed the London Pledge for Children and youngsters in care with. Tony McNulty drew up the Kids’ Charter which sets out 47 promises from all 33 London local authorities to youngsters, giving them the support to have the same opportunities in life as those who are not in care.

THE Government Minister for London has signed the London Pledge for Children and youngsters in care with town halls.

Tony McNulty drew up the Kids’ Charter which sets out 47 promises from all 33 London local authorities to youngsters in care or leaving care.

It gives them the support to have the same opportunities in life as those who are not in care, wherever they live, go to school, college or work.

The Minister met representatives from children’s services from each London borough who signed the pledge at an event at The Oval cricket ground on Tuesday (November 25).

“Children in care in London are over-represented in the youth justice system,” he said.

“They are also more likely to be homeless and less likely to get jobs, education or training.

“This pledge will give them a real chance to improve and reach their potential.”

London Councils, which represents the 33 local authorities, expects every council in London to sign the pledge, which it believes is a symbol of commitment to give children in care a better deal.

The London Pledge is online with contact details of where youngsters can get information on their rights.

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