According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2022 82,170 children were recorded as being looked after by local authorities in England. In this video, Become discuss improving the outcomes of children in care and the importance of listening to care leavers to understand what is meant by a successful care leaver story.
Care-experienced young people face significant barriers to accessing higher education. In this video, Patricia Ambrose from the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) discusses the importance of pro-active measures, resources, and outreach exercises to improving the educational outcomes for care-experienced young people.
In 2022, 80,850 children and young people in England were recorded to be in the care system. In this video Isabelle Kirkham, care leaver, and Youth Network Member, Become discusses her own experiences of the care system, highlighting how those leaving care need to be included in conversations to improve support systems to ensure children in care get the help they need from authorities.