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supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home

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Criminoligists have been studying the needs of care leavers to address the large numbers of adults who grew up in care who end up in prison.
Government figures have just revealed that between March 2011 and March 2012 only 18 out of 152 local authorities (12%) in England had care leavers who remained with their foster carers after their 18th birthday.
It is suggested the move will not only give the care leavers a more personal service, but by keeping matters under one roof, the council hopes to save up to PS200,000.
Steve Walker, Director of Children's Services for Kirklees Council, said: "A well-established body of national research highlights the challenges faced by care leavers across the UK.
A successful pilot project to avoid care leavers being abandoned by local authorities in England shows just what can be achieved if those in charge take time to listen to issues affecting some of our most vulnerable young people.
Government figures reveal that between March 2011 and March 2012 only 18 out of 152 local authorities (12%) in England had care leavers who remained with their foster carers after their 18th birthday.
This often escalates to problems further down the line in their adult lives, according to a care leavers organisation.
"In recent years, the university's offer of non-statutory support has expanded to include assistance for both care leavers and students with caring responsibilities, students estranged from their families, forces veterans seeking to return to study, and asylum-seekers."
One outcome of this is the planned creation of a care leaver cafe in January 2016, which will be run by care leavers for care leavers to provide a relaxed place where they can meet, talk and get support.
The Children In Care Council will be made up of up to 16 fostered children, looked after young people with disabilities, unaccompanied asylum seekers and care leavers.
It was humbling indeed as this care leavers' experience was real and something we deal with on a daily basis in our work with children and young people.
A mentoring project for care leavers has launched, and is looking for volunteers.
"There is a lot of support available, and we aim to work with young people to identify the most suitable service for them." "We encourage any young care leaver in full-time education, employment or training to give us a call or send us an email, to talk about anything weighing on their mind.
Naomi, 19, is one young care leaver who shares her story, she said: "I was 17 when I spent six months in foster care.
Care Leaver Strategy: A cross-departmental strategy for young people leaving care.