NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) has launched the latest report in our #AcrosstheBorder research series. For this instalment, our research explores the comparison between care leavers’ entitlements across England and Wales.

Transitioning Out of Care

Care leavers often describe their transition from care as being comparable to a cliff edge. NYAS’ latest #AcrosstheBorder report highlights the responsibility of corporate parents to make sure there is adequate support for care leavers when they leave care. This research compares the different approaches in policy and law across England and Wales.

Over 10,000 16-18-year-olds leave care every year across England and Wales. In the absence of adequate support, young people can face challenges such as homelessness, mental health issues and financial instability. The report encourages UK and Welsh governments to offer the best support they can for care leavers to flourish independently. NYAS believes that every child leaving care must receive the support they need to thrive outside of care.

You can explore the full findings of this research by reading the report in full below.

Working Across the Border

NYAS’ #AcrosstheBorder briefings are created by drawing on our expertise of working with care-experienced young people in both countries. The aim of this research series is to encourage collaboration, identify best practice, and protect children and young people.

By comparing the policies and behaviour across England and Wales, policy makers can learn from one another. They can identify areas of strength and adopt best practise to ensure that care experienced young people are receiving the highest quality of support possible.

Our latest #AcrossTheBorder report is available to read in both English and Welsh (Mae’r ddogfen hon hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg).