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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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26/01/2015

Staying Put guide created by young people for their peers

The Young People’s Benchmarking Forum has worked in conjunction with staff from Catch22’s NCAS and the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum to develop a Staying Put guide for care leavers...

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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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