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29/10/2014

Care Leaver Strategy Update - what's been achieved?

The Care Leaver Strategy, launched a year ago, set out the actions that government departments would take in order to improve the support care leavers receive during their transition to adulthood and independence...

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26/10/2014

Government response to Education Select Committee report on 16 plus care options

The government have published their response to the Education Select Committee inquiry into 16 plus care options (out 20 Oct 2014). DfE will strengthen the Care planning guidance to ensure social workers routinely make young people aware of their rights and entitlements and will amend Transitions guidance to make specific reference to siblings...

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20/10/2014

Residential care to 21 - help young people have their say!

In May 2014 it became law for local authorities to support care leavers to be able to 'stay put' with their former foster carer until they are 21. There has been a lot of talk about making sure that the same thing can happen for children who are living in children’s homes...

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20/10/2014

UCAS focuses on young people leaving care for Care Leavers Week

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is supporting National Care Leavers’ Week 2014 with a number of activities. If you are a care leaver or you’re helping someone who is, UCAS is hosting a web chat on Thursday 30 October 16:00 -17:00 (UK time) to answer questions about applying to university and support offered to care leavers by universities and colleges...

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07/10/2014

Stepping Up Support for Care Leavers event, 13 November 2014

Catch22 NCAS and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be holding an event on 13 November 2014 to address ways of improving outcomes for care leavers through joint working between DWP and leaving care services in South London...

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02/10/2014

Government statistics now record activity for care leavers aged 20 and 21

Out today (30 Sept) are the new DfE statistics on children in and leaving care. For the first year there is information on care leavers at age 20 and 21. The statistics can be found here: https://www.gov...

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