Care leaver strategy: one year on progress update

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Great Britain. H M Government
Department for Education
Date of publication
1 October 2014
Children and Young People, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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Care leavers come into contact with a range of services including housing, health, employment, and education, yet they are often not recognised as a priority group for services. Improving how local authorities and other agencies support them is crucial to improving the lives of this vulnerable group of people. They need services which are integrated, easy to access, embedded within local communities, and which treat them with respect.

The Care Leaver Strategy, launched in 2013, set out the actions that government departments would take in order to improve the support care leavers receive during their transition to adulthood and independence. This one-year-on document reports on progress made and sets out how the Government intends to further improve support for care leavers. It includes case studies that document the experiences of care leavers and describes how the strategy has affected their lives. It also shows how departments have embedded support for care leavers in their policies and programmes. A summary of progress on the specific commitments made in the strategy is also provided.

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