A Fairer Future

Young people leaving care

Leicestershire Cares

PLEASE NOTE: We are making some key changes to our strategy in one of our aims, A Fairer Future. Because of this we will temporarily close to new applications in funding priorities for A Fairer Future until Autumn 2022, when we will share our revised strategy.

We believe more needs to be done across the UK to reduce the risk of young people falling off a ‘cliff edge’ of support when they leave care.

We want to see care leavers supported - by the system and by their own networks - to feel emotionally stable and be financially secure, and ultimately flourish as an adult. 

What we want to achieve

Impact goal

Injustice and structural inequality is challenged and changed

Long-term outcomes
  • More care leavers develop and sustain stable, supportive, and fulfilling relationships
  • Young people leaving care have more say over the decisions that matter to them, their voices are listened to, and acted on
  • There is consistent and good quality support for care experienced young people that leads to successful transitions and independence
  • The system responds quickly to messages from research, learning about good practice and the voices of young people. There is challenge when things go wrong and sharing and spreading of what works well

Applications for this priority are by invitation only.

Unlocking change


Learn more

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    Lessons from supporting young people with care experience during COVID-19

    Read a report sharing insights on supporting young people with care experience through COVID-19.

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    People make change

    Watch our webinar, People Make Change, where we heard from a panel of experts on harnessing the power of people's experiences to bring about a fairer future.

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Our Aims