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Student Research

NYAS work with students from across the country who are willing to explore issues affecting care-experienced young people as part of their studies. Their research often gives an insight into particular topics that can be of great use to NYAS and other partners.

April 2019 : Student Research report on Care Leavers Policy transition from children’s to adult services

Penny Rimmer, was one of the university students who took part in the NYAS Interchange project with the University of Liverpool and was tasked to carry out research to establish the level of support currently available to care leavers against the level of demand from care leavers. 

Penny summarises some of the challenges and opportunities currently out there for young people leaving the care system. Penny concluded that local authorities are struggling to cope with providing services that offer individually centred care and support to young care leavers and those transitioning to adult services.

Read her research report

Penny is studying a BA Joint Honours in Sociology and International Politics and received a First Class mark for this report, and will finish her degree in July, after which she is considering pursuing a career in social work.

If you are a student and think that your research could have a place here, please get in touch with Ben Twomey, our Head of Policy and Research at ben.twomey@nyas.net