care leavers report cover of two girls walking

This report provides further evidence of the financial difficulties faced by care leavers and shows how the benefits system is particularly tough for care leavers. With more joined-up interaction between JobCentre Plus and local authorities, increased understanding and some additional support, we are certain that more care leavers can go on to flourish in adult life.

Month of publication 
August
Year of publication 
2017
Number of pages 
29
Author 
The Policy Team
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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The government have recognised the financial difficulties which care leavers can face when transitioning into independence in their latest care leavers’ strategy. Whilst it is welcome that central government are asking all local authorities to publish a comprehensive local offer for care leavers, there are some changes, such as those outlined in this document, which central government alone can achieve.

Date published 
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Number of pages 
13
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Number of pages 
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