Case study about developing good relationships between young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and staff in a residential children’s home.
Report that starts dialogue with central government by suggesting particular areas and issues that should be addressed in four government depar tments: Communities and Local Government; Department for Work and Pensions; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department of Health.
In addition it proposes that that the Department for Education, which has primary responsibility for care leavers, joins with the Cabinet Ofﬁce to lead a cross government approach to improving journeys from care to adulthood.
Report that looks at the use of performance tables in leaving care. It provides an overview of the data published by the Department for Education (DFE) in the autumn of 2011 and summarises feedback from the sector on the strength of the data.
It is based on feedback from members of the National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum (NLCBF), a network of around 50 local authorities and organisations, coordinated by the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) at Catch22.
Policy report that considers how, despite significant improvements in legislation and statutory guidance, culture and practice across the care system does not consistently support high levels of achievement in education for young people in and from care.
Open Doors, Open Minds was a project run by The Who Cares? Trust in 2011/12 which explored the barriers that prevent young people in and from care pursuing and completing courses of study in further and higher education.
Report that gives the views of young people, mainly from among those who have left care, about their experience of care and leaving care. As well as looking at what young people have said, we have also tried to see whether they have been getting what the law says that they should be.
This report should give an important insight into how well the care system is doing for children and young people, and how it prepares them for their own future, through the eyes of those leaving care for independent adult life.
Summary report which reflects the views and experiences of young people from six pilot authorities (five operating the ‘pure familial’ model and one operating the ‘hybrid’ model).
The aims of the evaluation were to explore the role and contribution that staying put can make to promoting positive outcomes for young people, including:
The report sets out the facts about the experiences of these children and young people, both during their early years and as they progress through the care system.
Consumer Focus wished to undertake a research project to examine experiences of care leavers and to identify the barriers they face accessing a range of public services for the first time.
Last year, half of all young people going into care were over 10 years old. Many of these young people end up in care because relationships at home have fallen apart. Other young people remain at home but in family situations that are close to breaking point. Others leave home, ending up ‘sofa surfing’ or in hostels. Some become involved in the criminal justice system as a result of their behaviour.
This report looks at ways to support families to keep young people out of care and out of trouble.
This video is taken from the What Works: Putting Research into Practice conference held in Edinburgh, Surgeons Hall on the 17th March 2010. It shows the interview of Miles Rinaldi on how inter-agency co-operation is crucial to the successful vocational rehabilitation of those with mental health problems.