The Government has announced that the Staying Close programme, which Barnardo's has championed, is being rolled out across 27 local authorities to help support care leavers move to independent living up until the age of 21.
A new report by children’s charity Barnardo’s has highlighted the discrimination faced by many young Black people who have been in the care system, the negative impact this has on their lives and is calling for urgent change.
Local authorities across England increased their spending on children’s services by £800 million for 2021-22. Despite this extra spending, early intervention services witnessed a startling 45% drop in the last 12 years.
Read our open letter to the Rt Hon Alex Chalk KC MP, Secretary of State for Justice, urging the Government to ensure all children who experience criminal and sexual exploitation can access specialist support.
Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland has issued a fresh appeal for new foster carers to come forward after recruitment figures have revealed that the country faces a shortfall of 500 foster families.