THE INTERNATIONAL CARE LEAVERS CONVENTION 2020 #Firststepofcarelovers #changenotchallenges January 02, 2020 Dr Kiran Modi: “How the policymakers can state that the child in CCI is ready to be “Set Free”?” The Care Leavers are that vulnerable group of society, who have to exit from care settings (child care institutions foster care) once they become 18, even though they are still not readied to face the world on their own.   Their struggles for survival are country agnostic. In many countries Care Leavers are bonding and networking together to develop a peer support group. Such young people and their networks, from different countries, came together at the first “International Care Leavers Convention 2020,” held virtually, between 23 rd to 25 th November 2020. Additionally, there were practitioners of Care Systems, researchers, who worked on Care leaving, and Policymakers, who held discussions and debates on this very emotive subject. Before this, there were 4 pre-even