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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.  

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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.

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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:  

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A Good Care Leaver Offer from older Care Experienced Perspective

created by Sean Geoghegan published on 21 September 2021

We asked a group of older Care Experienced people to discuss the Care Leaver Local Offer Website and the things we have asked councils so far and with hindsight what is important to Care Leavers. We asked Sean Geoghegan to convene a group. Here is what they said.   Care Leaver’s Offers I am an older care experienced person. I am also by definition a Care Leaver.

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Interdependancy and Independance by Lisa Cherry

created by Lisa Cherry published on 11 September 2021

Background In 1993, I wrote my dissertation on how the absence of building community and relationship networks impacted on the self-esteem of those leaving care. I was 23, living alone in a tower block in Battersea, trying to put all that had gone before as far behind me as I could push it!

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