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Kicked Out Kids 2015

Minnow Films for Channel 4  

1 x 60 minutes
Minnow Films for Channel 4

Filmed over six months, this First Cut observational documentary follows the progress of three brave, feisty and opinionated teenagers as they leave the care system behind and embark upon one of the most challenging journeys of their lives.

There are almost 70,000 children in the care system in England – more than ever before - and the numbers keep rising. Last year the government increased the age at which kids leave foster care from 18 to 21, but those in children’s homes are exempt and must still leave the system at 18. What happens to these young people when they have to leave a world they have become so reliant upon?

With intimate access to these young care leavers’ lives, this candid and moving film provides an unprecedented look at a growing but often overlooked group of courageous young people as they try living independently for the first time.
Kicked Out Kids
A First Cut Film by
Natasha Zinni
Executive Producers
Morgan Matthews
Ruth Kelly
Dave Jacobs
Chris Duveen
Casting Researcher
Georgia Smith
Junior Production Manager
Sophie Ward
Wayne Roberts