As part of its pledge to the Care Leavers Covenant, LifeSkills created with Barclays has launched a new suite of adapted resources focused on developing care leavers’ financial capability. These 12 bite-sized activity packs have been co-created with personal advisors and care leavers, covering everything from bank accounts and payslips to borrowing and debt.

 

Tuckers Solicitors LLP are a Care Leaver Covenant friendly legal firm.  Tuckers have committed to engaging in advocacy for care leavers.  They are offering a package of support including legal representation and seminars offering practical guidance to care leavers and the professionals involved in supporting them to ensure a full awareness of legal rights

Approx 75,000 children are in care in England

Young people leaving care are better prepared and supported to live independently

75% of cared-for children are fostered; the remaining 25% are in residential care

They have improved access to employment, education and training

A huge 40% of all care leavers aged 19-21yrs in England are not in employment, education or training

Care leavers experience stability in their lives and feel safe and secure

7% of children in care gain entry to university

Their access to health and emotional support is improved

20% of young homeless people have previously been in care

They can achieve financial stability

References
  • APPROX 70,000CHILDREN ARE IN CARE IN ENGLAND – Coram. 2018. Public attitudes to children in care results from a national survey. Can be found HERE.
  • A HUGE 40% OF ALL CARE LEAVERS AGED 19-21YRS IN ENGLAND ARE NOT IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR TRAINING – DfE, National Statistics. 2017. Children looked after in England (including adoption), year ending 31 march 2017. Can be found HERE.
  • 75% OF CARED-FOR CHILDREN ARE FOSTERED; THE REMAINING 25% ARE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE. Narey, M and Owers, M 2018. Foster care in England. Review for the Department for Education. DfE. Can be found HERE.
  • ONLY 7% OF CHILDREN IN CARE GAIN ENTRY TO UNIVERSITY – DfE. 2012. Outcomes for Children Looked After by Local Authorities in England: as at 31March 2012. DfE;
    DfE. 2015. Children looked after in England (including adoption and care leavers) year ending 31 March 2015. DfE. Can be found HERE.
  • 20% OF YOUNG HOMELESS PEOPLE HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN CARE. Homeless link research team. 2018. Young and homeless 2018. Can be found HERE.