Encouraging Government Collaboration
NYAS’ Across the Border research series launched in 2020. Across every report in this series, there is one overarching objective – to encourage both the UK and Welsh governments to learn from each other. This specifically relates to policy, practice and laws across England and Wales which affect and impact care-experienced young people.
Government collaboration is urgently required to uphold the rights of care-experienced children and young people. This series draws upon NYAS’ work across the different national systems of both countries. We are fortunate enough to have a host of services and projects running across England and Wales which inform this research series.
Each report examines a single theme in detail, comparing the policies and practices which are already in place across England and Wales. These reports also advocate for the rights of care-experienced young people and for the best possible support to be available to them, no matter where they live.
Across the Border Reports
‘Across the Border’ is a bi-annual series, releasing a report twice a year, usually in the Summer and Winter seasons. You can find the current instalments for this research below. Please read our reports, share them widely, and use them to help encourage government collaboration and improve the system in your country.
The Right Friend: Independent Visitors (Summer 2022)
‘The Right Friend: Independent Visitors' examines the benefits of Independent Visitors (IV) for care experienced children and young people.
Tackling Youth Homelessness (Summer 2020)
‘Tackling Youth Homelessness in England and Wales’ examines the troubling issue of youth homelessness.
25% of homeless people have been in care, so this report focuses on the impact of youth homelessness for care-experienced young people, the support they are offered across England and Wales, and how this can be best improved. You can read this report in English or Welsh.