1 March 2016
Three new free factsheets have been launched by The Who Cares? Trust in response to key issues that are being raised by callers to the charity’s Care Advice Line.
Since it launched six months ago, the Care Advice Line has received hundreds of calls from children and young people growing up in care or who have recently left the care system. Advice and Information Officer Rufus Lacey answers queries on everything from how the care system works, young people’s rights in and after care and how to get help with housing, debt, employment and education.
In response to the issues that come up most frequently during calls or enquiries, The Who Cares? Trust is publishing three factsheets:
• All about the money, focusing on financial support that care leavers are entitled to or can apply for
• The name game, which introduces children and young people in care to the different professionals who they might meet from Children’s Services
• Pathway to success, which explains what a pathway plan is and how to get the most from one.
The factsheets are free to download, print off and keep. Professionals are actively encouraged to share them with colleagues and the young people with whom they work, though are asked to acknowledge The Who Cares? Trust as the source.
For more information on the Care Advice Line, click here and for more information on the factsheets, click here.