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Supporting Care Leavers and Estranged Students in Higher Education

The number of care leavers entering Higher Education in 2018/19 was 13%, while in that same year, 14% of estranged students deferred or suspended their studies. We spoke to Lisa Ravenscroft, Communications Manager at ProtectEd on how the organisation is working with universities to support these students, helping them to access and complete studies.

Children in Care: Supporting the Transition from Care into a Career

When young people leave care, they often struggle to access employment. We heard from The Drive Forward Foundation about the need for one-to-one careers mentorship for care leavers. They presented a new internship, developed with the The Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust Partnership, specifically designed to support care leavers.

Supporting Care-Experienced Young People into a Career

Young people leaving care often struggle to find a job as they enter the working world. The Driving Forward Foundation work with care-experienced young people to support them in gaining work experience and finding employment. This article outlines their mission and how they work with a range of potential.

Children in Care: Utilising Lived Experiences to Inform Strategies for Looked after Children

Kayleigh Jones, Advisory Board Member at Become, spoke about using lived experience in service design at The Children in Care Conference, 2021.

Children in Care : Tailoring Local Government Support Services for Care Leavers

Mark Riddell MBE, National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers Department for Education, spoke about tailoring support for care leavers at The Children in Care Conference, 2021.