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
A new fast-track scheme for trainee social workers means students will go straight into hands-on work in a local authority after just five weeks of intensive training.
The new ‘Frontline’ scheme will then see them spend time with the local authority for the next two years, along with further university-based study.
They will qualify as social workers at the end of the first year with the chance to do a masters degree in the second year.
The Government must make radical changes to the way that care leavers are supported in England, in order to stop failing this group of vulnerable young people, The Who Cares? Trust warns today (9 May).
The charity is one of seven, including Barnardo’s, The Care Leavers’ Association, Catch22’s NCAS, the Fostering Network, TACT, and Voice calling on the Government to reform the system in a new briefing, Still Our Children.