A website providing looked after children and young people with information and advice about the care and support they can receive and the choices they have. The site also offers useful suggestions and advice to those looked-after young people who are preparing to live on their own. Sections of the site cover: Making changes; Keeping in touch, which covers friends, families and former carers; Health, including physical and emotional health; Choices; Education; and Living by yourself. Each sections includes the views of young people have been in care and links to additional information and resources. The resource has been developed with the help of looked after children. The website was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, with the support of Voice, The Who Cares? Trust and the Fostering Network.
Leaving care resources and services
The challenges faced by one young person in care, the positive experiences that changed his life, and his drive to improve the system for others.
The film looks at services which support young people who have been in care and are moving to independence.
SCIE/NICE recommendations on looked after children: Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people
This is NICE and SCIE’s formal guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people.