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Care Leavers / Care Givers

A care leaver is someone who has previously been in local authority care for 13 weeks from the age of 14 and is over 16 years old. Evidence shows that young people who have been in care do not have the same life chances as other young people due to frequent moves, instability and lack of positive role models which can potentially hold back young people in care from developing skills that are important in their transition to adulthood and independent living.