The new approach keeping looked-after children out of crime in North Yorkshire

On the face of it, 15-year-old Matty is not like many children in care in North Yorkshire. He has a part-time job, goes to college, and plans to study A-levels. But a few weeks ago he was kicked out of his...

Local businesses commit to care leavers through the Promise to Care

On Thursday 31 October, Leicestershire Cares launched the Promise to Care to a packed audience at the King Power Stadium. The Promise is a new initiative to encourage businesses to support looked after...

Government pledges an extra £19m for care leavers

A £19m package of measures for care leavers, including extra money for the Staying Put foster care and Staying Close residential care initiatives, has been announced by the government. Education Secretary...

Category - Looked After Children

Babies in care proceedings Source

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has published a report on the number of babies in care proceedings in Wales. Key findings include: the number of newborns subject to care proceedings more than doubled between 2015 and 2018, from 39 per 10,000...

Children in care

Coram Voice has launched a new animation aimed at encouraging young children in care in England to access advocacy to help them express their views when decisions are made about their lives. Read the news story: Coram Voice launches new animation...