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Young people with a background in care have taken part in a summer school at Cardiff University, helping to give them a taste of life as a student. Twenty participants took part in the two-day Confident Futures Summer School which saw the students immerse themselves in university life. During their…
The Children’s Commissioner for England visited Teesside University last week to talk about the important role education can play in shaping the future of care leavers’ lives. Anne Longfield OBE was the guest speaker at the annual Raising Aspirations for Young People in Care Conference, held in partnership with NERAP…
David Cameron has unveiled a radical overhaul of the care system that includes significant changes to adoption laws and social services. The Prime Minister called for "zero tolerance of state failure" as he highlighted worrying trends of children who are placed in care falling into crime, the sex trade and…
An offer of a university place will be made available for young people with care experience in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. It follows the publication of a report from the Commission on Widening Access which set out a range of actions to ensure a student’s background is…
Health Minister, Simon Hamilton has announced the publication of new minimum standards for supported lodgings for young people and young adults aged 16-21 in Northern Ireland. The aim of Supported Lodgings is to provide young people leaving care and young people facing homelessness, with safe, suitable and supportive places to…
This Welsh Government guide has been written primarily for practitioners involved in making and supporting arrangements for young people leaving care. The guide supplements the statutory Code of Practice relating to Part 6 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. The code sets out a local authority’s legal…
North-east students in Higher and Further Education who have experience of being looked after or in care will be recognised through a new awards scheme to celebrate their achievements. The Care Experience Students Awards has been launched by Robert Gordon University (RGU), North East Scotland College (Nescol) and the University…
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) has published a statistical bulletin summarising information on care leavers in Northern Ireland who left care during the year ending 31 March 2015. Care Leavers Aged 16–18 Key findings indicate care leavers aged 16-18 continue to have a higher proportion…
The Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) have this week produced a new report to provide advice and analysis on the provision for young care leavers who are at risk of becoming homeless in Wales. The report identifies that the effectiveness of joint working between Housing and Children’s Service and…
As the number of children in care in England climbs to a thirty year high, Barnardo’s is today calling on the UK government to set aside vital funds to ensure all care leavers have equal access to lifeline support until the age of 25. Research shows young people who have…
Young people leaving care face worsening outcomes, a committee has warned, as it accused the Government of failing the vulnerable. The quality and cost given to the 10,000 young people aged 16 and over coming out of care each year "varies unacceptably" across the country and is a systemic issue,…
The NSPCC has assembled a new resource for social work professionals involved in transitioning children from a care setting to their home. For a child, returning home from care can be as traumatic as separation. Research studies show high rates of abuse and neglect when a child returns home, with…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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