The challenges of being and coming into care during adolescence, the transition to adulthood for young people and key tools and approaches social workers can use to support young people in and leaving care.
This piece will explore different lived experiences of the care system through telling the stories of three individuals: Daniel, Reece and Cassie. You’ll hear the voices and views of young people about all aspects of the system – from going into care to leaving it – and their experiences with social workers, both positive and negative.
Young people’s views and experiences around how prepared they felt to leave care, the process of leaving care and support from social workers and personal advisers, finding education, employment or training and moving into semi-independent and independent accommodation.
Young people’s views and experiences around the expectation of what life at home would be like, how social workers supported the move back home, and the reality of being back at home after spending time in care.