With more than 48,000 children living in foster care, there has never been a more vital time to support kids in care. Together, we can help to break the cycle of disadvantage.
Children enter the foster care system when they are unable to live with their families, often due to child abuse, trauma and neglect, resulting in poor health and attachments.
Poor literacy is often repeated from one generation to the next, creating chronic disadvantage within families and communities.
Unfortunately, there is evidence that a considerable proportion of children living in foster care are not meeting national benchmarks of literacy and numeracy. Without early intervention, mentoring, and support, these children are at far greater risk of poorer educational outcomes than other children, which can lead to a life of disadvantage and unrealised potential.
By attending our Big Dreams Gala Ball, or by participating in our online raffle, you will be helping The Pyjama Foundation’s to continue it’s important work with kids in care.