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Centre for Child and Family Research

Transitions from care to adulthood

Evaluation of Staying Put: 18+ family placement programme

Funded by the Department for Education

The Staying Put: 18 Plus Family Placement Programme pilot began in 11 local authorities in July 2008 and ended in March 2011. Staying put is targeted at young people who have ‘established familial relationships’ with their foster carers and offers this group the opportunity to remain with their carers until they reach the age of 21.

The overarching aim of the evaluation was to assess the effectiveness and impact of the staying put pilots in meeting their objectives and promoting positive outcomes for young people making the transition from care to independence. It also sought to determine the unit costs of the programme and roll out of the pilot.


February 2012

Research team

Emily Munro, Clare Lushey, Harriet Ward and the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS)

Interim report

Interim report research brief

Final report

Peer research report

Final report research brief



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