Explore latest updates and powerful stories about Care Leavers and Care Leaving from around the world.
The full detailed report of the 1st Care
Leavers Convention held in 2020 captures in
details the proceedings of the convention. Please feel free to share the report with
stakeholders in your country/region. A short summary of the report is also coming
The Policy brief for Practitioners working
with and for Care Leavers may find this
relevant to improve their actual practice on the ground. The policy brief has been
developed with inputs from the global care leavers community and is an attempt to
listen to their direct voices in improving any work undertaken for and with them.
This is a brief intended to inform and influence Policy Making on Care Leaving.
Informed by what we heard our care leavers say at the 1st Care Leavers Convention,
this brief aims to assist policy makers globally to consider key elements while
making anything for their care leavers.
The first-of-its-kind global forum registers the humanitarian, social and economic urgency of bolstering facilities for Care Leavers, a global generation of youth growing up without parental care.
A care leaver is an adult who as a child experienced care in a formal or informal
alternative care setting, and were legally compelled to exit their care setting on
A CARE association is trying to raise £2500 to ensure they can deliver a personalised
gift to over 100 young people who will not have their families around them this
Udayan Care helps children and women become an accountable part of the workforce through
its educational and livelihood training programmes.
CARE leavers are getting
support for stronger futures thanks to a new social care programme.
There are currently about
18,000 Indigenous children across Australia who are living in statutory out-of-home care
(OOHC), having been removed from their families.
This global pandemic has
dented too many young people’s optimism and ambition for the future which is more so in
the case of Care Leavers. “Care Hubs” are created and “care packages” are given across
the care system to provide tailored and individual support for children and their
carers, preventing entry into residential care.
Care leavers across the UK
have spoken about the challenges they face getting help during the coronavirus lockdown
since usually they are estranged from relatives and don’t have common support networks
of friends and families.
The BBC's Ashley
John-Baptiste, who grew up in care himself, meets two care leavers as they face the
financial and emotional challenges of starting higher education.
Care organisations like
Become, Stand Alone, NNECL, Unite and Spectra had come together to issue an open letter
to Vice- Chancellors and principals to highlight the importance of support for all
students remaining at university over the festive period.
Care experienced consultant
Thuy Ly-Chambers describes feeling "failed" by the care system after being “cut off and
dismissed” during the pandemic upon turning 25 and how she plans to rise to the
challenges and make the experience positive.
Mark Riddel, the national adviser of Care Leavers laid down a plan for Care Leavers in a report published by Department of Education detailing the support that Care Leavers should receive from councils in order to find work,education and traing.