21/01/2022: One in three care leavers feel they left care prematurely, finds Ofsted

One in three care leavers felt they left care too early, an Ofsted survey has found. Respondents reported feeling rushed into leaving care, were told they would be leaving with little warning and said . . . they felt like they had no choice. The findings comes despite statutory guidance on care leaver provision – which councils must follow other than in exceptional circumstances – saying that no young person should feel they must leave care before they are ready.
Community Care

20/01/2022: Youth organisations rally to support young rough sleepers

Youth organisations have rallied to support young homeless people as temperatures drop amid an increase in rough sleepers aged under 25. Charity data shows that, since the first Covid-19 lockdown in . . . March 2020, 11 per cent of rough sleepers in London have been under the age of 25.
Children and Young People Now