Help us to help young people in Brixham, says charity

A YOUTH charity in Brixham is appealing for people with experience in social housing and fundraising to come and join its board of trustees.

The Youth Enquiry Service, which was founded in 1994 and operates out of a former church in Bolton Street, helps young people with free advice.

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Mandurah teen becomes an advocate for youths in care

A MANDURAH teen’s passion for social justice and helping people has made her a role model for youths in care.

Chelsey Boyd entered care at the age of seven and was in several different placements throughout her teens but is now using her experience to drive her passion for social justice.

“It made me who I am today – I can understand what people have been through and my experiences have made me stronger,” she said.

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Judges call for adoption overhaul

THE nation’s adoption laws make it too hard for many of the tens of thousands of children in care to find a permanent new home, Australia’s chief family law judges say.

Federal Circuit Court Chief Judge John Pascoe and Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant have called for a re-examination of Australia’s adoption laws. They argue that some of the children in foster care and other forms of out-of-home care might be better off if they were adopted.

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