National standards for unregulated accommodation ‘would lower leaving care age to 16’, Labour peer warns

Government plans to introduce national standards for unregulated accommodation for older teenagers will “in effect reduce the leaving care age to 16”, a member of the House of Lords has warned. Read the full...

‘Taking Hold of our Heritage’ digital book available from Leicestershire Cares

The Taking Back Our Heritage was a project which investigated care experienced young people’s memory, history and narrative. If you would like to view Taking Hold of Our Heritage as a digital flippable book...

What makes life good? Care leavers’ views on their well-being

  Over the past five years, we have collected over 10,000 care-experienced voices through the Your Life Beyond Care and the Your Life, Your Care surveys. Children in care and care leavers have told us how they...

Category - Leaving Care

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...

Care leavers share experiences of isolation

Care-experienced young people have shared videos of their persepectives on the UK-wide lockdown from their homes and university halls through charity Leicestershire Cares. The vlogs come as part of a bid by the organisation to engage the young...