Care Matters: Time for Change
- Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
There is a significant gap between the quality of life of children who live in care and those who do not. In 2006 only 12% of children in care achieved five A-C grades at GCSE, 45% were assessed as having mental health problems, and 30% of care leavers aged 19 were not in education, employment or training.
This white paper, 'Care Matters: Time for Change (Cm. 7137)', sets out the steps to be taken to improve the outcomes for these children. It builds on the responses to the Green Paper 'Care Matters: Transforming the Lives of Children and Young People in Care (Cm 6932)' (ISBN 0101693222, available below) and the conclusions of four working groups established to investigate best practice.
Divided into eight sections:
family and parenting support;
the transition to adulthood;
the role of the practitioner; and
|Format||Paperback||Published||21 Jun 2007|
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