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18/11/2014

Speak out survey for care leavers – can you encourage young people to respond?

An organisation called Social Finance are doing a piece of work on care leavers looking at solutions to the barriers that can be encountered.   The Speak Out! Survey will use the voices of care leavers to make the experience of leaving care better for future young people...

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13/11/2014

National Care Leavers Week and Catch22 NCAS update

Catch22 NCAS was actively involved in numerous events and activities at this years National Care Leavers week (NCLW). A highlight for the young people working on the Catch22 FromCare2Work programme was the opportunity they had to share their views on issues care leavers face to the Minister for Children and Families Edward Timpson MP...

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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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