Age Of Discrimination Law Change Will Mean Children in Care Expected to Live Independently At Just 16

A change in English law will allow those making decisions about where children in care live to discriminate on the basis of their age. The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment)...

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...

Campaign to ban unregulated accommodation for all children ramps up

Parents and politicians have rallied behind a campaign to ban unregulated accommodation for 16- and 17-year-olds. The government has pledged to ban such provision for under-16s, but ministers have ruled out...

Category - Leaving Care

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...

Care leavers

Action for Children has published a report examining the Staying Put scheme in England which gives young people in foster care the chance to stay with their former foster carers up to the age of 21, rather than having to move out at the age of 18...