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A graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) who who fled Afghanistan alone at the age of 16 has been crowned ‘outstanding individual learner’ at this year’s Festival of Learning awards. Habib Rezaie has received the award for his exceptional achievement in adult learning which included volunteering to care for…
New research for the Children’s Commissioner for England, by the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice, has found recent sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers, providing new insight into young people’s experience of the care system. The report identifies over 280 sources…
The new government must make sure young people leaving care do not have to pay council tax until they reach 21, according to youth homelessness charity Centrepoint. A new report from the charity found that young people leaving care often face housing instability as a result of turbulent, chaotic transitions…
The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team at the University of Derby has donated £1,500 to Plus One, a joint initiative between Derby Theatre and other major arts organisations in the city, which provides young people in care, care leavers and their families with the opportunity to experience free arts experiences…
A £1 million project to help young people who have been in care find work or training has been announced by the Scottish Government. Economy Secretary Keith Brown revealed details of the scheme, which aims to help 270 people aged between 16 and 29 over the course of a year,…
The Department of Health published a statistical bulletin summarising information on care leavers in the north of Ireland who left care during the year ending 31 March 2016. Care Leavers Aged 16–18 some two thirds (67%) of care leavers aged 16-18 had GCSEs or other qualifications. The proportion of care…
Sheffield Hallam University has become one of the first universities in the country to sign up to the Care Leavers' Covenant, to demonstrate its commitment to support young people who have experienced the care system. The Care Leavers' Covenant is an opportunity for public sector organisations to act as 'corporate…
One of Sunderland’s most inspirational adult learners has been recognised by the University of Sunderland for her achievements. A graduate of both the University’s Childhood Studies degree course, and Sunderland City Council’s ‘Next Steps’ care leavers support programme which helped fund her studies, Emma Dougherty, 23, was awarded this year’s…
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