Corporate Parenting from Care to Adulthood: a research perspective

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For most young people today, moving in to their own accommodation, entering further or higher education, finding satisfying employment, and achieving good health and a positive sense of wellbeing, represent important landmarks during their journey to adulthood. As a group, care leavers are more disadvantaged than other young people in achieving these landmarks, although some successfully move on from care whilst others just get by or struggle. It is the responsibility of corporate parents to ensure that all their young people fulfil their potential and this will require comprehensive responses across their life course, including whilst they are in care, at the time of leaving care and on their pathways to adulthood.
Original languageEnglish
TypeResearch summary
PublisherNational Care Advisory Service
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • looked after children
  • looked after young people
  • leaving care
  • care leavers
  • corporate parenting
  • adulthood
  • social work issues

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