We slowly grasped the trauma of their short lives'. If you are interested in fostering, then click here to read this article that gives a fascinating insight into the benefits and challenges.
An independent review on keeping children in care out of trouble.
Scottish Ministers set up the National Care Standards Committee (NCSC) to develop national standards for Care Homes in the UK. In this document, they describe what each individual child or young person can expect from the service provider. They focus on the quality of life that the child or young person using the service actually experiences.
The following documents make for interesting reading of issues facing people with a variety of difficulties and how their needs may be met.
David Graham, national director of the Care Leavers Association, outlines his vision for a better care system in this article.
Report: Why the most vulnerable young people are falling between the gaps in our complicated and over stretched support systems
Report conducted by Action for Children.
Over 14000, sixteen and seventeen year olds who faced homelessness approached 161 councils across England for help in the last financial year. Shocking statistic. In this No Excuses paper, we build on previous research to examine the causes of homelessness and the long-term impact on young adults. It explores whether homeless 16 and 17 year olds are being effectively safeguarded and helped by local authorities and suggests solutions to prevent both short-term risks and long- term damage to vulnerable young people.
Report by Barnardos.
Official Reports, News & Resources
A key resource for people looking for information about care leavers and fostering.