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Nadhim Zahawi
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<p>The available information on the activity of care leavers is published in Tables F1 (19-21 year olds) and F3 (17 and 18 year olds) of the statistical release ‘children looked after including adoption', which are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-looked-after-children" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-looked-after-children</a>. Individual-level data for 17 and 18 year old care leavers was collected for the first time in 2016 so only 3 years of data is available.</p><p>A cross-government care leaver strategy (Keep on Caring) was published in July 2016, it can be reviewed at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/535899/Care-Leaver-Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/535899/Care-Leaver-Strategy.pdf</a></p><p>The publication set out five outcomes it wanted all care leavers to achieve, including improved access to education, employment or training opportunities.</p><p>Since publication, the department has:</p><ul><li>Introduced new duties on Local Authorities to: consult on and publish their ‘local offer’ for care leavers, and extend support from a Personal Adviser to all care leavers to age 25;</li><li>Launched the care leaver covenant, providing a way for organisations to show their commitment to care leavers, through providing concrete offers of support including apprenticeships, work experience and internships;</li><li>Funded three social impact bonds projects to support care leavers who are Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET) to engage in education, employment or training; and</li><li>Introduced a £1,000 bursary for care leavers starting an apprenticeship.</li></ul><p>Local Authorities are required to provide a £2,000 bursary for care leavers who go to university; and care leavers receive a bursary of up to £1,200 a year if they are in Further Education.</p>
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Department for Education
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