The Who Cares? Trust is a voice for children in care. Everything we do is designed to improve the day to day experience of children and young people in care - and their future lives.
What's new in care
In a radical shake-up of the care system, the government has today announced (4 December) that children in foster care who wish to will be able to stay with their foster carers until they are 21, rather than having to leave at 18.
The Who Cares? Trust has argued for many years for a change to the law to ensure that no young person in care is forced to live on their own at 18 with no home to return to.
Some of England’s most disadvantaged students have effectively lost 10% of their study grant ‘by stealth’ in just three years alone, a group of fifteen leading children’s and youth charities has warned ahead of the Autumn Statement, because the government’s hardship funding scheme does not take account of inflation.