National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers: first year report

Reflections from the National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers on his findings from his visits to local authorities in his first year in post. Published 14 December 2018. From: Department for Education Details A report based on Mark Riddell’s visits to local authorities in his role as the National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers. This follows... Continue Reading →

Derby City Council: working with young people to support them ‘to get a life not a service’ | DfE

At Derby City Council we are testing a new innovative way of working with young people 16+ to support them improve their life pathway – ‘to get a life not a service’.  This involves testing an already established and successful approach within our adult social care system locally, to understand its transferability across the rest... Continue Reading →

Care leavers in higher education: how many are there and why does it matter?

Do care leavers enter higher education with the same propensity as other young people? Neil Harrison explains why the data we currently use to answer this question are flawed, and how they can skew policymaking in this area. Read full piece at source: Care leavers in higher education: how many are there and why does it... Continue Reading →

How a care-leaver self-published his childhood story and was invited to European Parliament | Ben Westwood

How a care-leaver self-published his childhood story and was invited to European Parliament Please watch and share:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voFxd1BjqeE   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UUGfuvoFI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9rCSGKxyJo In less than a year debut-author, street musician and care-leaver Ben Westwood’s book Poems From a Runaway has gone from strength-to-strength as social workers, foster parents, missing children’s charities and safeguarding boards embrace his... Continue Reading →

Staying close and staying connected in East Anglia | SCIE #ECLCM

Featured article - 13 November 2018 via SCIE By Rachel Leslie, Project Implementation Manager, Break - Changing Young Lives Cambridgeshire and Norfolk are developing their arrangements for supporting young people as they leave residential care. Staying close and staying connected in East Anglia - definitely one to watch. Read more: Staying close and staying connected in... Continue Reading →

Given the paradox of the care system, how can we possibly know what is the best way to improve it? #careexpconf

'It is not enough to hold a focus group or consult a few kids who have recently left care. We need to get the widest view based on the longest, most diverse and most experienced consultants available -the care experienced community of all ages, in all its glorious diversity. That is why I support a... Continue Reading →

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