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University challenge: help for care leavers

Care-experienced young people are significantly less likely to attend university than their peers. Experts explore what support needs to be in place for them to access the benefits of higher education.

Trauma-informed Practice: Special Report

Adverse childhood experiences can have far-reaching negative consequences on people’s lives, but there are growing efforts to implement trauma-informed practices in services to improve long-term outcomes.

Making a house into a home

The National House Project works with councils to support young people in care to move into their own homes. Jo Stephenson spoke to staff and participants to find out how it works and the difference it makes.

Special Report: Commissioning Care

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.

Inspections: Leaving care services

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.

Enduring ties

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.