The Prince’s Trust today hosted the National Care Leavers’ Week Conference, which brought professionals from across the sector together to share expertise and explore ideas and ways of working with care leavers.
Over the past 40 years, we've supported tens of thousands of care leavers into work, education or training, and have hosted the National Care Leavers’ Week Conference annually since 2012.
Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families, gave the keynote speech at the conference. He said:
Other speakers at the event, included Charlotte Levene, Trainer and Consultant at YoungMinds, Martha Wansbrough, Director at Drive Forward Foundation, Priya Clarke from the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers, Kev Curran, Director at Inspired Youth, Amy Mook and Shelly Reed from York Children in Care Council and Jacob Tas, Chief Executive of Nacro.
Charlotte Lee, Project Manager for The Prince’s Trust’s From Care to Independence project, said:
To help understand the needs of care leavers and what works in supporting them into positive outcomes, The Prince’s Trust, with funding from The Big Lottery Fund, is delivering the England-wide five-year research project ‘From Care to Independence’. The research will culminate in a final report published in early 2017.
Working with the National Children’s Bureau Research Centre, the research will help inform how care leavers are supported on Prince’s Trust programmes and be a resource for other practitioners working with care leavers.