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

Kinship care

Foundations has published a report on the types of support provided by local authorities (LAs) to kinship carers in England. The report includes a survey of 80 LAs and interviews with practitioners. Findings show: 88%...

Kinship care

Kinship has published a new report exploring the views of kinship carers across England and Wales. The report highlights issues facing kinship families such as provision of financial, practical and emotional support...

Looked after children

The ADR UK Research Fellowship project have published a study on looked after children and rates of youth justice caution or conviction in England. The study used Ministry of Justice & Department for Education data...

Children’s social care

Action for Children has published new research on the educational outcomes of children and young people referred to social care in England. 1.6 million pupils’ GCSE exam results were analysed over a three-year period...