foster care

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foster care

The care of individuals who cannot live independently (such as children, homeless families, or frail elderly people) in a group or private home.
See also: care
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Care leavers are some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
It follows a successful pilot in Greater Manchester to avoid young care leavers "being abandoned" by local authorities.
Community Sponsored by the Scottish Government Winner Young Care Leaver Campaigners, Glasgow Finalists Charles Lang, 18, Castlemilk, Glasgow, and West Mainland Award Group, Orkney
APPG to Looked After Children and Care Leavers (2013), The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, The Entitlements Inquiry, Report with recommendations, London: The Who Cares?
While there was an understanding of the intent to protect the privacy of others, the practice was deemed problematic, not only for the care leaver but also for the organisations providing access as this involved a lot of work.
Our ITV Fixers project is to make a film so that people realise that care leavers are just as capable as people that haven't been through the care system.
The image of the care leaver as self-reliant principal agent vividly emerges through these accounts.
It is suggested the move will not only give the care leavers a more personal service, but by keeping matters under one roof, the council hopes to save up to PS200,000.
A successful pilot project to avoid care leavers being abandoned by local authorities in England shows just what can be achieved if those in charge take time to listen to issues affecting some of our most vulnerable young people.
Also it has much to teach those working in adult services, particularly aged care, as many of these care leavers continue to experience issues from their time in "care" into their middle and older years.
The OC1 return covers the educational qualifications of care leavers and has been collected since 1999/2000.
further improving the access of care leavers to education, training and employment,