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Promoting the resilience and well-being of young people leaving care: messages from research

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DatePublished - 2009
PublisherNational Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationLondon
Original languageEnglish

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NameNICE Expert Paper
VolumeEP20 - LAC 12.1

Abstract

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 well-being, represent important landmarks during their journey to adulthood. These pathways are also closely connected and often reinforcing. There is evidence that, as a group, care leavers are more disadvantaged and face more difficulties than other young people in achieving these landmarks. Research studies also show that there are differences between groups of care leavers - some care leavers do very well, against the odds. The application of a resilience framework suggests there are messages from research for promoting the well-being of care leavers, whilst living in care, at the time of leaving care, and after they leave care.

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  • looked after children, social work issues, child well-being

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