This final report presents findings from the national evaluation of Right2BCared4
which was commissioned by the former DCFS.
- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies
- Centre for Child and Family Research
CitationMUNRO, E.R. et al., 2011. Evaluation of the Right2BCared4 pilots: final report. London: Department for Education, DFE-RR106, 228pp.
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NotesThe Right2BCared4 pilot began in October 2007 in 11 local authorities and is based on the principles that young people:
should not be expected to leave care until they are 18 years old
should have a greater say in the decision-making process preceding their exit from care
should be properly prepared for living independently
The most important aspect to this pilot is that the transition from care to independence should be planned and properly managed, that young people should be consulted about their wishes and feelings, and that they should have access to independent advocacy. This is the final report. The research brief is available at: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18376