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Loughborough University

Centre for Child and Family Research

Transitions from care to adulthood

Overcoming By Degrees


Only seven per cent of care leavers are currently estimated to enter higher education in England, well below the percentage of the general population pursuing higher education qualifications. There is however, a growing recognition of this inequality, which has resulted in steps being taken by higher education providers and local authorities to provide a range of support measures aimed at increasing participation rates. The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of those measures introduced to increase participation and improve care leavers’ experiences of higher education. 


July 2012


Georgia Hyde-Dryden



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