Monthly Archives: May 2015

Part Two – How much has Staying Put affected Fostering in the UK?  

7 May, 2015

A year has passed since the enactment of the most significant piece of legislation for thousands of young people in care and their foster carers across the UK. Young people are no longer forced to leave their foster homes at the age of eighteen although this has not come without its challenges. The Staying Put […]

Part One – 18 and Forced to Leave Care: Life for a foster child before the Staying Put  

6 May, 2015

Following lengthy campaigns over the years and pilot programmes trialling ‘Staying Put’ in 11 local authorities, young people in foster care are no longer forced to leave their foster homes at 18. Prior to the Staying Put legislation, many young people were required to leave the homes where they had been placed and become comfortable […]