HC Deb 22 January 1998 vol 304 cc659-60W
Mr. Streeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research findings are available from the assessment of services for care leavers, following the Government commitment to monitor the implementation of the Children Act 1989 as it relates to provisions for children leaving care. [23945]

Mr. Boateng

A major research study of leaving care schemes was commissioned by Government following implementation of the Children Act 1989. The research was undertaken by Leeds University and published in 1995 under the title "Moving On". Copies have been placed in the Library.

Further research was commissioned in 1995 from Sheffield University to study the extent to which the extended families of care leavers might offer personal support during the transition to independence. The fieldwork has been completed and the study will be published shortly under the title "Leaving Care in Partnership".