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Care leavers

We are campaigning to make sure that the thousands of young people leaving care are getting the support they deserve.

Young people leaving care are some of the most vulnerable young people in our society over 62% of looked after children were taken into care due to abuse or neglect.

Leaving care is a key moment in these young people’s lives, and events at this stage in their life will have a lasting impact. Care leavers are forced to be independent much younger than their peers; in England 21% leave care as young as 16, 16% leave care at 17 and 62% leave care at 18.

Care leavers need support at events in their lives such as moving into their first home, perhaps getting a job at a far earlier age than their peers and all of this without the support network and safety net of a family.

Campaign with us to help get better support for children leaving care »