NYAS’ ‘Across the Border’ research series was launched in 2020 with one overarching objective – to encourage both the UK and Welsh governments to end the postcode lottery for care-experienced children and young people, and to learn from each other to improve related laws, policy and practice.
Collaboration between governments is urgently required to uphold the rights of care-experienced children and young people, and this series draws upon NYAS’ work within the different national systems of England and Wales.
Each report looks at a single theme and advocates for the rights of care-experienced young people and for the best possible support to be available to them, no matter where they live.
Please read our reports, share them widely, and use them to help improve the system in your country:
- Summer 2021 – ‘Advocacy in Action’ outlines the similarities and differences between England and Wales for children and young people’s access to advocacy support.
- Winter 2020 – ‘Missing Children: Missed Opportunities’ compares efforts to protect and support children who have been missing in England and Wales.
- Summer 2020 – ‘Tackling Youth Homelessness in England and Wales’ examines how the issue of youth homelessness amongst care-experienced young people is approached across England and Wales.
‘Across the Border’ is a bi-annual series, so keep your eyes peeled for the next report coming soon…