Young people who have lived in care are not accessing the support available to them when applying to university and once they are studying. Going to university can be a huge challenge. This can particularly be the case for those who have lived in care, who may have faced additional problems in life and may not have a family to support them through higher education.
Applicants must ‘Tick the Box’ on their UCAS form to say they have been in care so that universities know that they are entitled to support, but the number of young people ticking the box isn’t as high as it should be. The Fostering Network believes that too many care experienced young people are missing out on support, and we want to change that.
You can read details of the full campaign and find out what you can do to support HERE