Supporting young care leavers to succeed

From Monday 25th to Sunday 31st October it’s National Care Leavers' Week 2021, an opportunity to review the support available for care leavers in the UK and celebrate their successes – something that is a key part of our work at SLN. You can read more about our project work with care-experienced young people which aims to encourage more care leavers to attend and remain at university – currently, only 6% go on to higher education by age 21.

As part of our commitment to care leavers, we have also developed two CPD toolkits to help school and FE staff working with this group of learners; these can be downloaded from our Resources section here where you can also watch a video made by care-experienced students. For an insider view on our work in this field, you can read an interview with Anne-Marie Bird, a consultant across our care leavers projects, in our newsletter SLN Now.