Global Study on Care Leavers

This study collates for the first time evidence from 12 countries across four regions of the world.

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This report details the ways in which young people with care backgrounds cope with the challenges of becoming self-reliant, how they are supported by the state and others on their path towards decent work and social inclusion.

“Despite national differences in terms of economic and social development, care leavers everywhere have a similar story in common. These young people, who transition out of the alternative care system into independent living after their 18th birthday, face the same struggles and issues as any young person who steps into adulthood, but this is compounded by the vulnerabilities of growing up without parental care, either temporarily or permanently.”

Download full report here – Global study on young people leaving care

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