Care leavers

What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has published an analysis of the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve outcomes for young people transitioning into adult living arrangements. A review of 15 studies reported in 25 papers involving care leavers aged between 16 and 25 looking at outcomes including homelessness, health, education, economic status and exposure to violence found that while certain policies and programmes have promise, there is insufficient evidence to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of any particular approach.

Read the news story: Systematic review and meta-analysis of polices, programmes and interventions that improve outcomes for young people leaving the out-of-home care system
Read the report: Systematic review and meta-analysis of polices, programmes and interventions that improve outcomes for young people leaving the out-of-home care system (PDF)

Source: What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care

Date: 29 July 2021