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Children in Care: Reducing the Risk of Children in Care going Missing

Over 1 in 8 children in care go missing every year. They are at risk of criminal and sexual exploitation, and when they return, are often put in secure accommodation. We heard from the National Youth Advocacy Service about why secure accommodation isn’t always the best option and why open communication can be the best way forward in these situations.

Children in Care: Supporting Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children to Adjust to Life in the UK

Hampshire is seeing the arrival of more and more unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC). We heard from Sarah Coles, Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Consultant, Hampshire County Council about ways that schools and carers can best support these children with their integration into UK life.

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 Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children to Adjust to Life in the UK

Local authorities are continuously working to understand how best to integrate unaccompanied asylum-seeking children into UK schools and foster homes. We heard from Sarah Coles, Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Consultant at Hampshire County Council on their recommendations for how schools and carers can best support these children.

Missing the Point: Reducing the Risk of Children in Care going Missing

Children in care are more likely to be reported missing than other children. This leaves them vulnerable to criminal and sexual exploitation. This article explores what the National Youth Advocacy Service is doing to ensure looked after children don't go missing.

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 : 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.

Children in Care: Planning for Recovery After Covid-19: Changing Care Needs and New Challenges

Michelle Lee-Izu, Corporate Director for Children's Services Development and Innovation, spoke at The Children in Care Conference, 2021.
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