Care leavers' transitions to adulthood

Every year around 10,000 16- to 18-year-olds leave foster or residential care in England. Children in care must leave local authority care by their 18th birthday. Local authorities must support care leavers until they are 21 years old (or 25 if they are in education or training). On leaving care, some young people return home to their families but many start to live independent lives. The government wants to ensure that care leavers get the same care and support that their peers would expect from a reasonable parent, such as help finding a job or setting up home. It also wants them to have the ... Show more

Authors: Morse, Amyas

Published: London, England, National Audit Office, 2015

Resource type: Government report or paper

Physical description: 48 p. (report) + 11 p. (summary)

Access item:

Show more

Download files

No attachments