The Leaving Well initiative, launched by Social Finance in 2014, aims to improve the life outcomes for young people leaving care. It benefits from the experience and insights of the care leaver community, the academic sector and frontline research.
Based on the findings from the research, Leaving Well and the Social Finance Digital Labs team are working with partner local authorities to develop a digital tool for young people leaving care. It will give young people ownership over their plan to independence and enable local authorities to support young people to achieve positive outcomes.
The report is based on findings from a period of analysis into frontline practice in three partner local authorities: Leeds City Council, the London Borough of Havering and Southampton City Council. The research revealed areas of practice that must change to better support young people leaving care.