ERIC Number: EJ942160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Young People Leaving Care: Implementing the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000?
Children & Society, v19 n5 p371-384 Nov 2005
This article presents findings from a large empirical research study which examines the ways in which the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 is being implemented. The evidence presented points to a complex picture of "slower running" and "faster running" leaving care services, modest achievements, ongoing problems, and mixed outcomes. The author argues that compared with previous studies, the increased number of young people leaving care entering post-16 education, employment and training is a significant development. It is suggested that the overall progress in implementing the Act is slower than might be expected three years after the Act was passed in 2000.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Child Welfare, Young Adults, Federal Legislation, Children, School Districts, Adolescents, Research, Comparative Analysis, Social Services, Child Rearing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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