Voices of Care Leavers

The stories featured in this publication are written by young adult care leavers (aged 16 and over) who are currently engaged in learning and/or work. They describe their experiences in care and the impact of care on their lives, particularly their engagement in learning.

We believethat the most powerful advocates for effective learning and support for young adult care leavers are young adult care leavers themselves. We hope that these stories will encourage and inspire other young adult care leavers and, in addition, enable practitioners and policy-makers to gain a deeper understanding of young care leavers’ experiences and needs.