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...

Sibling contact events ‘could help local authorities to improve long-term relationships’

Events designed to allow children in care to reconnect with separated siblings could help local authorities to support future meaningful contact, according to an evaluation of an early pilot programme. Read...

Category - Looked After Children

Children in care

The Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) has published a report evaluating the Siblings Reunited (STAR) service in Scotland that helps siblings separated in care stay in touch. AFKA spoke with...

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...