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Loughborough University

Centre for Child and Family Research

Transitions from care to adulthood

Evaluation of the Right2BCared4 Pilot

Funded by the Department for Education

The Right2BCared4 pilot began in October 2007 in 11 local authorities and is based on the following principles: Young people should not be expected to leave care until they reach 18 years old; they should have a greater say in the decision making process preceding their exit from care; and should be properly prepared for living independently.

Key to this pilot is that the transition from care to independence should be planned and properly managed, that young people should be consulted about their wishes and feelings, and that they should have access to independent advocacy.


May 2011

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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