How are children best supported to make the transition from the care system to living independently? See our archive of case studies, research and features.
Campaigners hope a conference for care-experienced people will help improve care policy and practice.
Councils must focus more on their corporate parenting role for care leavers in 2019, says DfE expert.
Leaving care adviser Mark Riddell explains how local authorities can strengthen their local offers by engaging with key partner agencies.
Experts explain how to reverse the decline in the number of fostered children in Staying Put places.
Commissioners play a pivotal role in ensuring vulnerable children receive the care they need. However, demand and funding pressures are driving the development of new systems and changes in practice.
Derren Hayes meets the social worker driving reforms for care leavers.
Those who have been in care are uniquely placed to identify how well services for looked-after children are working. Here five care leavers share their experiences and set out what needs to change.
Stewart MacLachlan, legal & policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at recent changes in leaving care support, including the introduction of the "local offer" and support for young migrants.
The standard of support for care leavers is cause for concern for Ofsted, with high proportions of young people struggling in the transition to independent living after leaving council care.
The UK government has set out proposals for those who currently have European Union rights to live, work and study in the UK to be able to apply for a form of settled status on or after withdrawal from the EU.
What the act means for everyday practice across the children's workforce.
The government is reviewing the role of personal advisers in supporting care leavers' transition to adulthood after its Keep on Caring strategy gave councils new duties. Charlotte Goddard investigates.
Janet Rich explains how the New Belongings project has improved care leaving services.
Councils are warned to plan further ahead to avoid placing care leavers in unsuitable accommodation.
Care leavers are more likely to struggle to access education, employment and training opportunities. Joe Lepper looks at the challenges and highlights areas helping young people to achieve their goals.
Support for vulnerable young people measured on its social value.
Long-term care planning starts before young people turn 16.
Charity builds the confidence and personal skills of care leavers to get them work ready.
Programme prevents homelessness by giving young people the skills they need to move into housing and live independently.
Cornwall was the first area in England to introduce health passports to help care leavers keep their medical history at hand.
The latest in a series of articles about emerging safeguarding practice looks at how the NSPCC is supporting local authorities to effectively manage the rising number of children in care.
Council used to "spot purchase" supported accommodation for care leavers as and when it was needed.
The Money House helps 16- to 25-year-olds embarking on independent living manage their money and remain independent.
The Drive Forward Foundation helps care leavers fulfil their potential through sustained employment.
Project builds emotional stability and wellbeing in care leavers.
Five Essex children in care were trained as researchers to take part in a study comparing the experiences of UK care leavers with those in Finland
Caseworkers support disadvantaged young people to overcome multiple barriers and progress into education, employment and training
Romania has a chequered past when it comes to the state looking after children.
Scheme helps care leavers to achieve their full potential.
Project supports care leavers to access education, training or employment and live independently through mentoring by older people.
Moving On is a service for young people aged 16 to 18 to prepare them for leaving residential care and independent living
The Future 4 Me project supports young people making the transition from care or custody.
This paper looks at the implementation of RESuLT, a vocational training programme for children's homes staff that consists of 10 half-day sessions with additional support for supervisors.
This report focuses on the Leadership and Management Standard of the Children's Homes (England) Regulations and Quality Standards 2015.
Over the last two years, Howard League has conducted extensive qualitative research on good practice in the prevention of criminalisation of children in residential care. This report is based on its research findings.
Statistical data and biographical stories record that the life opportunities for young people leaving care has been a cause for major concern for decades. Comparisons between the various placement options are made from the data regarding the final care placement.
This small-scale study aimed to explore these issues by interviewing 12 care leavers with mental health needs.
This paper qualitatively analyses children and young people's narratives (drawn from nine studies) of their experiences of transitions from care to independent living.
How the Higher Education Champions mentor support programme has helped looked-after children move successfully to university, and the key factors behind its success.