From Care to Independence is a five-year research project funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and delivered by The Prince’s Trust. As part of From Care to Independence, the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has been conducting research predominantly with young people and Programme Executives on the Explore programme, delivered by The Prince’s Trust.
Between 2012 and 2017, research was undertaken into:
- The role that The Prince’s Trust Explore programme plays in helping care leavers to develop the confidence and skills needed to engage with services and wider opportunities
- How this support functions alongside other sources, and how it can be best delivered
The findings of this research will inform how care leavers are supported on Prince’s Trust programmes, as well as being a resource for other practitioners working with care leavers.