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.