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‘Staying Put’ for young people in residential care: A scoping exercise
26 January 2015

The Children and Families Act 2014 amended the Children Act 1989 so that local authorities now have a statutory duty to ‘monitor and support’ staying put arrangements for young people in foster care up to the age of 21, or until the young person stops living in the household before then.

The report is solely concerned with delivering an equivalent level of support for young people who happen to be in residential care when they turn 18. It is not intended to set out the full range of support that young people leaving care need in their preparation for adulthood and independence.

This report has been produced by a collaboration between the National Children’s Bureau, The Who Cares? Trust, Action for Children, Barnardo’s, Together Trust and the Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University. It explores options for providing an equivalent of staying put for young people in residential care and the potential challenges and costs that will need to be taken into account for effective implementation.

To access a copy of the report, click here: Staying Put.




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