Government pledges an extra £19m for care leavers

A £19m package of measures for care leavers, including extra money for the Staying Put foster care and Staying Close residential care initiatives, has been announced by the government.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson will co-chair a care leaver covenant board, looking at ways to remove barriers faced by young people. 

Ministers have also pledged to work better together across government departments to support care leavers and improve internship opportunities.

Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now

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