Our blog section is where we publish news, information and announcements from our team.

Displaying articles 1 - 5 of 10 in total

Care Leaver Christmas Dinners and Events 2021

created by Simon Newing published on 14 November 2021

Christmas is a time of year when many care leavers feel lonely and isolated. Around the UK there are great people organising christmas dinners and other events for care leavers to help them at this time of year. We're putting together a list of events taking place in 2021 so you can find your local event and offer some support.

View this blog article

Care Experienced Parents Charter Launches

created by Terry Galloway published on 27 October 2021

Harrow Council – one of the first in UK to adopt pioneering charter Harrow Council has become one of the first local authorities in the UK to sign up to a new charter enshrining the rights of care-experienced parents. The charter, ‘Supporting parents in and leaving care’ was developed by care-experienced parents working with professionals from charities and local authorities.

View this blog article

Care Leaver Local Offer secures major statutory data collection change at the DfE

created by Terry Galloway published on 30 September 2021

PRESS RELEASE 30/09/2021   Local Authorities are required to submit data returns annually to the DfE covering children in care and care leavers.   The DfE have today published statutory guidance and given 6 months’ notice in a letter to every Director of Children’s Social Care of the changes which will effect the 2022-23 Reporting year and beyond.  

View this blog article

Local Offers - Fit for Purpose?

created by Carrie Wilson-Harrop published on 24 September 2021

Local offers – Fit for purpose?   Local offers are a way for Local Authority to set out their entitlements for Care Leavers under their care. However, working directly with care leavers I found that many either still were not clear on their entitlements or they had real struggles with accessing their entitlements.

View this blog article

How the Nottinghamshire Free Leisure for Care Leavers was created

created by Andy Carolan published on 23 September 2021

  We have asked Andy Carolan, Managing Director of Active 4 Today to write a blog about how we created the free leisure access for care leavers in Nottinghamshire across 7 District Councils as part of the first Joint Local Offer in England. This is the Leisure offer.   NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CARE LEAVERS LEISURE OFFER:  

View this blog article