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Lemn Sissay arranges Christmas dinner for care leavers

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Care Leavers: A Positive View - How does being in care shape and inform how we become as adults in a positive way?

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What can be done to support young people leaving care?

Care leavers may face issues like poor housing and mental health problems that require a joined-up approach from different agencies

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How I am fighting the stereotypes of looked after children

Care Leavers' Stories project maps changes to the welfare state

September The Beatles travel by coach to the West Country, for some location work on 'The Magical Mystery Tour' film. Clockwise from back left : John Lennon - George Harrison - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. (Photo by Potter/Express/Getty Images)

Care leavers placed in ‘unsuitable’ accommodation

Local councils in England are housing vulnerable teenagers in bed and breakfasts despite new rules restricting the practice. BBC Radio 4's File on 4 programme found thousands of young care leavers are placed in inappropriate housing. In some areas less than half are living in "suitable" accommodation, a new analysis of official data shows.

Catch 22 Care leavers' entitlements All care leavers who meet the eligibility criteria should be supported by the local authority where they were last looked after.