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An exploration of the role and importance of family relationships for students in UK higher education.
Young People’s Views on Social Care
Young people’s experiences of social care, and their views on what social workers need to learn about, are shown here through images.
Briefing Paper – Support for Care Leavers
Summary of the development of relevant Government policies.
Latest Looked After Children Statistics
Latest National Statistics figures from the Department for Education show the number of looked after children continuing to rise.
Skills Support for Care Leavers
This website from the Learning & Work Institute provides information the different learning, training and employment options available to care leavers.
Become Charity – Resources
Become, a leading charity which supports children in care and care leavers, have a range of helpful resources on their website.
The website of the Children's Commissioner for England has a range of information for care leavers about rights and support.
Young Lives Foundation
Based in Kent, this charity is dedicated to achieving effective outcomes in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.
Stand Alone Pledge – Estranged Students
Information on the Stand Alone Pledge for estranged students.
Growing Up Neglected: A Multi-Agency Response to Older Children
This reports on the third joint targeted area inspection programme, and examines ‘the multi-agency response to older children who are living with…
Kent SAiFE (Supported Accommodation in a Family Environment)
Accommodation and support for young people throughout Kent, enabling them to successfully make the transition from care to independence.
Supporting Care Leavers Toolkit
A range of information and advice from UCAS to help you support care leavers who are applying to higher education.
Always Heard Helpline
Coram Voice run a freephone helpline for care leavers to find out their rights.
How Safe Are Our Children?
A comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK from the NSPCC. 2018 report.
Grants for Care Leavers
The Capstone Care Leavers Trust (CCLT) awards grants to people aged 17-25 years who have been in care and are in need.
Education Pathways, Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children
Analysis of care and education pathways of refugee and asylum-seeking children in care in England: implications for social work.
Leaving Foster or Local Authority Care
This guide from the Government details entitlements at different stages for those leaving care.
Medway Missing and Child Exploitation Team
Find out what the Medway Missing and Child Exploitation Team do.
Criminal Injuries Compensation – KCC
Support available from Kent County Council / Virtual School Kent for claims from young people.
Global Study on Care Leavers
This study collates for the first time evidence from 12 countries across four regions of the world.
Building Successful Careers
Employer guide to supporting care leavers in the workplace from the Learning & Work Institute.
Caring for Better Health
An investigation into the health needs of care leavers, conducted by The Care Leavers Association.
Health Inequalities Manifesto 2018
Living in care is identified as a key factor in health inequalities in this manifesto from the Mental Health Foundation.
A Guide to Looked After Children Statistics in England
This document provides a guide to looked after children statistics published by the Department for Education.
Children’s Social Care Questionnaires
What children told Ofsted about their experiences of living in children’s homes or living with foster carers.
A report from the Children's Society, looking at why vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds need more support as they move into…
Extending Personal Adviser support to all care leavers to age 25
Statutory guidance for Local Authorities.
Promoting the education of looked-after children and previously looked-after children
Statutory guidance for Local Authorities
Supporting Care Leavers in FE – Materials
Training materials from the Learning and Work Institute for staff in FE who work with Looked After young people and care leavers.
Supporting Care Leavers in FE – Video
A staff induction video to raise awareness of the experiences of looked after children and care leavers.
Careers guidance and access for education and training providers
Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff from the Department for Education.
Are We Listening?
A March 2018 review of children and young people's mental health services from the Quality Care Commission.
Heading back to Harm
A study on trafficked and unaccompanied children going missing from care in the UK
New Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities
Feb 2018 - The DfE has published new statutory guidance for Local Authorities on applying corporate parenting principles to looked-after children and…
Criminal Injuries Compensation
The Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme is for anyone in England, Scotland and Wales who has been a violent crime victim.
‘Moving on Up’ Report
'Moving On Up' reports on research commissioned by the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers, and is the first study…
Developing a Local Offer for Care Leavers
This is a practical guide for local authorities, developed by The Children's Society
Advocacy – A Guide for Professionals
Empowering children and young people in care and in need to improve their lives.
This app, available from itunes allows young people to access support from Childline from their phone.
In Care, Out of Trouble
Transforming the life chances of children in care by avoiding unnecessary involvement in the criminal justice system.
The Role of Education in Children and Young People’s Mental Health
This report has been produced by the House of Commons Education and Health committees.
Localised Approaches to Supporting Care Leavers
Includes a case study on the Care Leaver Progression Partnership
Young Parents Advice
Website to support young parents whose children are in need, deemed at risk, in care or adopted
The Impacts of Abuse and Neglect on Children
A report from the Department for Education comparing placement options
Creating a Culture
From the Department for Education, how school leaders can optimise behaviour in schools.
Unaccompanied Child Migrants Report
From the House of Commons, Home Affairs Committee. Published March 2017
Things Guys Don’t Talk About
Video produced by Childline aimed at 13-18 year old males, addressing suicidal thoughts
Parent-Child Agreement on Parent-Child Neglect
A multigenerational study from the Journal of Family Violence
KCC New Vision and Priorities for Improvement
KCC have launched their new vision for education and young people's services
Children Missing Education
A report from the National Children's Bureau about children who are not receiving an education
Rethinking “Did Not Attend”
Helping to combat child medical neglect. An important video resource produced by NHS Nottingham
How Safe Are Our Children?
Report from the NSPCC compiles and analyses robust child protection data across the 4 nations in the UK for 2016
Safeguarding in Education
A self-assessment tool for schools from the NSPCC. FREE registration required to use.
Health – UASC
Reports and resources to support the health needs of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
Contact After Adoption
A report and resources from the Centre for Research on Children and Families, at the University of East Anglia.
The Cost of Being Care Free
Report from The Children's Society on financial implications for care leavers
This document gives an overview of the Care Leaver Progression Partnership and what we do.
KCC Care Leaver & LAC Strategy
Kent County Council’s strategy for looked after children and care leavers.
CLPP Employability Charter
CLPP’s employability charter which all partners have committed to implementing.