Localised approaches to supporting care leavers

The nature and scale of the challenges faced by care leavers mean it is difficult for them to be tackled by local authorities alone, and there is an increasing need for organisations across all sectors of society to commit to supporting care leavers. This is even more vital in the context of devolution and combined local authorities, which create opportunities for local areas to learn from effective and integrated approaches to supporting care leavers.

This report presents the findings of Learning and Work Institute’s research into localised approaches to supporting care leavers and looked after children. It includes a review of evidence demonstrating the need for integrated models of support, highlights critical success factors of existing local approaches, and includes case studies of local areas which have successfully developed effective models of support for care leavers.