In this, National Child Protection Week [Australia], do follow this link to an article written by Aedan Brittain, who was himself a child in the care system. It is a moving commentary on a system that so frequently fails those children it is there to protect.
Aedan is now, among other things, an advocate for the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and a freelance writer.
[The Create Foundation represents the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. Check them out here.]