Connectedness, Belonging and Children’s Homes to 21

Forum Member, Jonathan Stanley, 16/04/2014 Research consistently shows that leaving care before a young person is ready for independence tends to lead to poor outcomes. “Readiness” is the ability of looked after young people and care leavers to care effectively for themselves, and it covers a range of important, developmental areas: secure, positive social &Continue reading “Connectedness, Belonging and Children’s Homes to 21”

How to Engage Care Leavers in Care Reform

This guidance was developed by 25 Kenyan care leavers for anyone wanting to engage, collaborate or advocate for care leavers. This guidance is written for anyone who engages with care leavers about care reform. The overarching goal is that anyone involved in care reform finds useful messages and materials within these pages and will beContinue reading “How to Engage Care Leavers in Care Reform”

I tried to track down all the friends I grew up with in care – here’s what I found

Fifteen years after leaving the care system, almost everyone I knew then was reluctant to talk. Why had so many of them struggled or fallen off the map? Daniel Lavelle Tue 22 May 2018 When Lucy and I meet in the food court at the Arndale Centre in Manchester, it is the first time IContinue reading “I tried to track down all the friends I grew up with in care – here’s what I found”