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19/03/2015

NCAS information hub closes

The NCAS dedicated information hub is closing on 31st March following the conclusion of  funding.  Catch22 will continue to support Care Leavers both through our direct delivery and in contributing to policy development...

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13/03/2015

New Children's Homes Regulations

The Children’s Homes Regulations 2015 have today been laid in Parliament. Along with this, the Guide to the Childrens’ Homes Regulations including the Quality Standards, and DFE's consultation response report has been published on the DFE website...

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13/03/2015

Bright spots project report highlights children's experience of the care system

Coram Voice and the University of Bristol have launched ‘Children and Young People’s Views on being in Care’; a literature review, which highlights the voices of looked after children from existing research, on their experiences through the care system...

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13/03/2015

New leaflet setting out care leavers support from JCP

In 2013 the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) introduced a new marker to identify care leavers on the DWP Labour Market System, a database which contains all customer records. Gathering management information will help DWP flag care leavers for additional support and also help assess how well they respond to young people leaving care...

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03/03/2015

New belongings: improving the lives of care leavers - phase 2

  EXPERT TEAMS TO WORK WITH MORE LOCAL AUTHORITIES Small expert teams are being funded to work with up to 20 local authorities in England to improve the transition of vulnerable young people who leave care and enter adult life...

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20/02/2015

What does it take to engage care leavers in decision making?

The National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum met in London last week to address ways that local authorities can involve care leavers in decision making to influence policy. An engaging training session guest-facilitated by Kaizen Partnership encouraged delegates to develop strategies to overcome barriers to participation, discuss examples of good practice that local authorities are using and identify actions to implement in the future...

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