National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum release toolkit for Local AuthoritiesCatch22’s National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum has released the Care Leaver Local Offer Report, to support local authorities in raising the standard of provision across the country. The toolkit will be of interest to practitioners and policymakers and anyone with an interest in improving outcomes for care leavers.
Pathways to University from CareThe Pathways to University from Care - Findings Report One has been published. Please find below a short video based on the findings from this first report, which incorporates the views and perspectives of 234 university students with care experience.
'Moving On Up' reportA new national study, prepared by Dr Neil Harrison at the University of the West of England on behalf of the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL).
'Moving On Up' report is the first study to provide an overall picture of care leavers in higher education. It explores the educational pathways of all young people in England who were 16 in 2008, tracking whether or not they entered higher education by 2015.
ASDAN’s support materials for Care LeaversThe ASDAN resources are aimed at tackling the poor health outcomes and weak employment prospects of care leavers and to help them become better prepared to live independently.
Children and young people in care and leaving careThe National Audit Office has looked at services for children in care and for care leavers and how good or bad they are. This is a summary of their findings, written specially for young people. It sets out what the NAO found, and what the government has said it will do to make services better.
NNECL consultation report 2016 (Tiller research Ltd)A consultation to identify: What services would enable NNECL members to most successfully support the educational progression of looked after children and care leavers?
A report by Tiller Research Ltd
on behalf of The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
NNECL NNCO Information Presentation (May 2016)The NNECL NNCO team are currently providing a number of information presentations and updates across the country. This is the generic presentation from May 2016 aimed at Local Authority Staff.
Looked After Young People and Care Leavers Toolkit - Learning and WorkIn this resource you will find examples of good practice and reflective questions to assess current performance, in each of these areas. This will enable individual providers to set their own SMART targets for the future development of their provision and support for LAYP/CL.
More info here: http://www.learningandwork.wales/our-resources/promoting-learning-and-skills/looked-after-young-people-and-care-leavers-toolkit
The cost of being care free: The impact of poor financial education and removal of support on care leaversLast year 10,830 young people (aged 16 or over*) left the care of their local authority and began the difficult transition out of care and into adulthood.1 While they will have received some level of support from their personal advisor, our research found that the support they did receive was not always enough to help them confidently manage their finances.
This report explores the financial support and advice that care leavers receive prior to leaving care and the outcomes they face if they haven’t had sufficient support
NIACE - Supporting Care Leavers in FE40% of care leavers are not in education, employment or training, compared to just 15% of their peers. Yet with the right support in place they can achieve highly in further and higher education, and successfully progress into work. To ensure they get the support they need, NIACE and Buttle UK have published a guide for FE colleges and other learning providers.
Article 26 - 'Education for All': A guide for universitiesThis comprehensive guide for universities, published in 2014 aims to assist Higher Education institutions to fully support a student from an asylum seeking background. Using case studies from the real experiences of Article 26 students, it contains a whole host of information about the asylum process, a student's rights and entitlements whilst they are seeking asylum and a list of organisations where universities can access further information, advice and support.
Unite Foundation Scholarships - Raising AspirationsThe Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme provides free accommodation to undergraduate students for the duration their studies, and an annual Cost of Living allowance of £3,000 (rising to £4,000 for students in London). Some 120 students are currently benefiting from a Unite Foundation Scholarship.