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Okay, let's talk facts. Here's some stats. And rights and links to other sites. All about care. Oh yeah.

This is a government document explaining young care leavers entitlements.

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TEN things the law says YOU are entitled to when leaving care.

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This page is about Social Services records and your access to them. In a survey carried out by A National Voice 77% of young people from care knew that they had a right to see their Social Services Records.
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This is a copy of the document 'LOCAL AUTHORITY CIRCULAR LAC(2004)4' which was sent by the DfE to all directors to clarify the situation regarding overnight stays at a friends house.
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The Leaving Care Act has two main aims:

  • To ensure that young people do not leave care until they are ready.
  • To ensure that they receive more effective support once they have left.

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This act amends the previous provisions for care leavers in The Children Act 1989.

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A Convention is an agreement between countries to obey the same law. When the Government of a country ratifies a convention, that means it agrees to obey the law written down in that convention.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 16 December 1991. That means our government now has to make sure that every child has all the rights in the Convention.

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