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16/01/2015

Local authorities share best practice for care leavers

Over a third of all local authorities in England attended a two day National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum (NLCBF) in December 2014 to share best practice in working with young people making the transition from care to adulthood...

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16/01/2015

Stepping up support for care leavers with DWP

Catch22’s National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) held an event to address ways of improving outcomes for care leavers through joint working.Over 55 leaving care managers, local authority staff, DWP borough partnership managers and DWP staff from the nine south London authorities attended an event on 15 November focussed on improving outcomes for care leavers...

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14/01/2015

Visit a Construction Site during Open Doors Weekend

The construction sector is holding an Open Doors event in March providing an opportunity to have a behind the scenes look at some major construction sites across the country - over one weekend. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are thinking about work and a career in this sector, or just curious to see what goes on behind those big hoardings...

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18/12/2014

The launch of Coram Voice report on youth homelessness

Corman Voice are very pleased to have launched their report ‘The Door is Closed’ on youth homelessness.   The report details the experiences of children who were homeless and approached their local authority’s Children’s Services but were turned away with little, or no support...

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11/12/2014

Traineeship Eligibility for 19-24yrs olds is changing.

The eligibility for traineeships is changing and from 1 January 2015 to allow 19 to 24 year olds with a full level 2 to be able to access traineeships.  Previously those aged 16 to 18 and qualified to a full level 2 were able to participate in traineeships, whereas 19 to 24 year olds with a full level 2 were not...

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03/12/2014

Catch22 Social Action Project launches a care leavers clothing bank in Walsall

Young people who have experience of been in care in Walsall will be offered free clothes for interviews through the new clothes bank initiative set up by care leavers in Walsall.   This social action project with support from other services aims to prepare care leavers in Walsall for employment...

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