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New resources to support care leavers into learning and work to be published next year
3 October 2018

New resources to support care leavers into learning and work to be published next year

More than 70,000 children and young people across England are in care, recent data shows. And this number has been on the rise since 2008. When moving to independent living and engaging with further education, employment...Read more »

Inspired to achieve – Care Leavers Week special blog
27 October 2017

Inspired to achieve – Care Leavers Week special blog

My name is Sam. I was a care leaver in 2011 who arrived on the shores of Swansea – then the beloved Swansea Metropolitan, to study Education (and transition to become a Primary School Teacher). The...Read more »

New website to help care leavers make the right choice in education and work
24 May 2017

New website to help care leavers make the right choice in education and work

A new website to help care leavers make informed decisions about education and work has been launched by Learning and Work Institute today. Supported by the Department for Education, Skills Support for Care Leavers aims to help...Read more »

What Employers Want programme provides new opportunities for young people
2 November 2016

What Employers Want programme provides new opportunities for young people

With the success of the What Employers Want programme, culminating in the creation of the What Employers Want website, Learning and Work are pleased to announce the exciting next phase of the project to tackle youth unemployment.

Learning and Work for care leavers in Wales and England
19 October 2016

Learning and Work for care leavers in Wales and England

To mark the start of National Care Leavers’ Week, Learning and Work Institute is launching new ways to improve the chances for Looked After Young People and Care Leavers.

20 October 2015

Brand new app to support care leavers into learning and work

 A brand new app to inspire and help young adult care leavers to find learning and work has been launched today by NIACE, to mark National Care Leavers’ Week (21 – 28 October).

Supporting care leavers to achieve in further education
28 August 2015

Supporting care leavers to achieve in further education

To support better outcomes for care leavers, 40% of whom are not in education, employment or training compared to just 15% of their peers, NIACE has published a guide for further education colleges and other learning providers.

Call to set aside apprenticeships for care leavers
18 August 2015

Call to set aside apprenticeships for care leavers

Leading charity Barnardo’s have called on the government to reserve thousands of apprenticeships for young people in England who are coming out of care.
  

7 April 2015

What is the future for young people who are excluded from the labour market?

Recent figures from the House of Commons Library have suggested that youth unemployment has seen a small quarterly fall, with 743,000 16 – 24 year olds unemployed in January 2015. Around 67 percent of unemployed young people are not in full-time education, raising concerns amongst politicians, charities and campaign groups about future policy to support young people.

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