Coram Voice ‘Our Lives Beyond Care’ @CoramVoice

In March 2019, Coram Voice published  the findings of its first 'Our Lives Beyond Care' study as part of its BrightSpots programme with local authorities, uncovering how young people with care experience aged 16-25 feel about their lives. Brigid Robinson, Managing Director of Coram Voice: Our Lives Beyond Care gives us much-needed insight into how … Continue reading Coram Voice ‘Our Lives Beyond Care’ @CoramVoice

Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

First published by the Department for Education on 14 March 2019. A new Policy paper has been published by the Department for Education: Principles to guide HE providers on improving care leavers access and participation in HE Details The guiding principles will support Higher Education (HE) providers to develop their offer for care leavers to … Continue reading Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

By your leave – life after care

  What is it like to head out into the world after a life in care?  Antonia Charlesworth interviews care leavers and assesses the government’s latest policies. EXTRACT "For some, turning 18 will mean starting university, for others a first car, for many their first legal drink. These things mark a transition into adulthood and … Continue reading By your leave – life after care

Care leavers – hitting the targets and missing the point

Much to discuss and learn from this thought provoking article by Jameel Hadi (University of Salford). Posted in Discover Society. Posted here courtesy of Jameel. Twitter: @jameel_hadi  Jameel Hadi is a lecturer in social work at the University of Salford. He has over 20 years experience as a social worker within youth justice, looked after children and leaving … Continue reading Care leavers – hitting the targets and missing the point