Leaving Care

Research output: Other contribution



Publication details

DatePublished - 2003
PublisherResearch in Practice
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationDartington
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameQuality Protects Research Briefing, no. 7


Every year between 7,000 and 8,000 young people leave care at the age of 16 or over and the majority move to independent living. Despite the diversity of the leavers’ past experiences, studies have consistently highlighted the range of problems associated with leaving care and the connections with difficulties
experienced prior to and during the period of being looked after. Many young people value time spent in public care, but it does not always provide sufficient compensation for poor pre-care experiences and it may have created further problems.

    Research areas

  • looked after children

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