Leaving Care – My Journey

Institution to independence I started university at the age of 23 after spending 10 years in care homes and psychiatric hospitals. Throughout those years one of the things that kept me hopeful was my dream to...

MPs launch call for care leavers to share experience of services

The Education Committee has launched a survey that asks care leavers of all ages about the help they received whilst in care and the types of placements they experienced, such as foster care, kinship...

Joining Up Joining In – Councillor Deborah Taylor and Leicestershire Cares

During the summer Leicestershire Cares started a piece of research across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland exploring people views and opinions on protecting those of care experience under the Equality Act...

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Leaving Care – My Journey

Institution to independence I started university at the age of 23 after spending 10 years in care homes and psychiatric hospitals. Throughout those years one of the things that kept me hopeful was my dream to go to...

Looked after children

Pause has published a report on families experiencing repeat removals of children into care in England. The report highlights the issue of repeat removals and calls on the government to improve support to ensure...

Care leavers

What Works for Children’s Social Care has published a report on services provided by English local authorities to care leavers to support their emotional wellbeing. This included a review of existing evidence on mental...