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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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.
Care leavers across the country are set to benefit from three new projects to support young people as they make the transition from care to independence.
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.
We want to see an improvement on these kind of figures and I believe by integrating all our services in one place we can give care leavers the continuity, security and opportunities they need.
The Children In Care Council will be made up of up to 16 fostered children, looked after young people with disabilities, unaccompanied asylum seekers and care leavers.
She highlighted projects under way to help care leavers looking for jobs including one to one personal advice and a having a worker assigned to help each care leaver.
She will talk about her research and experience of educational transitions as a care leaver.
More than 50 children and young people gathered for a rally at the Senedd organised by children's charities Tros Gynnal Plant and Voices from Care in support of youngsters leaving Ellie Jones, project manager of the Tros Gynnal Cardiff Advocacy Team, which supports the rights of vulnerable children, said: "We hope that the event sends a strong message to policy-makers and practitioners alike of the realities of being a care leaver living in Wales today.
This process helped to build a relationship between the care leaver and the research team and thereby reduce the possibility of study participants losing interest.