default After care: Young people's views on leaving care, Children's Rights Director, 2012

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CRD 12 After care Young people's views on leaving care 2012.pdf

This report, written by the Children's Rights Director for England, gives the views of young people, mainly from among those who have left care, about their experience of care and leaving care. It also explores whether they have been getting what the law says that they should be. This report should give an important insight into how well the care system is doing for children and young people, and how it prepares them for their own future, through the eyes of those leaving care for independent adult life.

default How was your day? Learning from experience, Voices from Care Cymru, 2010

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VFCC 10 Learning from experience Full report JUN 10.pdf

This qualitative study of the life histories and experiences of 16 young people who had spent significant periods of their life in the care of local authorities living in Wales was undertaken with Cardiff University.  Young people were asked to look back on their lives in care, at critical and key turning points, reflecting on what helped and what didn’t help and asking about their key messages, in order to inform future policy and practice.  A summary report is available.

default Keep Dreaming, Voices from Care Cymru, 2010

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VFCC 10 Keep Dreaming DEC 10.pdf

This report details a joint event Voices From Care and ALeap organised as part of Care Leaver's Week 2010.  Key themes care leavers face are reported on including having a plan, education, housing, mental health and ambition.

default Learning independence, OFSTED, 2012

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OFS 12 Learning Independence 2012.pdf

Views of care leavers, students in residential further education and boarders in boarding schools on moving on to independent adult life as reported by the Children's Rights Director for England.

default Speaking Out Report, Care Leavers Association, 2010

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CLA 10 Speaking Out report JUN 10.pdf

Speaking Out is a project aimed at young people in and leaving care (aged 15 – 25) from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds. This report details an event examining what BME young people thought were the problems with the current care system and their recommendations for change.

default The Grapevine, E-News Issue 14, Care Leavers Association, 2008

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CLA 08 Grapevine ENews DEC 08.pdf

 
E-newsletter published by the Care Leavers Association, December 2008

default The Grapevine, Issue 17, Care Leavers Assocation, 2010

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CLA 10 Grapevine newsletter MAR 10.pdf

Newsletter published by the Care Leavers Assocation in March 2010.

default What do young people need when they leave care, Fiona Daly, 2012

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CCIP 12 ABSTRACT What do young people need when they leave care OCT 12.pdf

'What do young people need when they leave care?  Views of care leavers and Aftercare Workers in North Dublin' abstract
Fiona Daly, EPIC
Published in Child Care in Practice, Volume 18, Issue 4, 2012

default Young people's views on leaving care, Children's Rights Director for England, February 2006

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CRD 06 Young People's views on leaving care FEB 06.pdf

This report sets out the views of young people with first-hand experience of what it is like leaving care, or being in the process of doing so. A common, recurring theme from what young people told us was that there appeared to be little middle ground in the quality of support and preparation that young people leaving care receive.