A young care leaver holds a precious object
Contemporary Stories of Life in Care

Contemporary Stories of Life in Care

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
04 Mar 2014 — 18 Dec 2016
  • Artists’ Projects
In this audio exhibition, 14- 21 year olds share their experiences of growing up in care.

The stories of young people in care today have been themed to sit alongside objects in the Introductory Gallery, comparing social care in the past with the present. Scan QR codes on the labels of selected works with your smartphone, or click on the audio files below to hear their stories.

Each track examines different aspects of life in the care system, from arriving at care homes to running away from them, the stigma attached to growing up in care and the difficulties of moving on to independent living.