Care Leavers Reaching University

Shaping best practice through strategy and reform

The project was set up to identify strategies that can be implemented by Brighton & Hove City Council and its partners to increase the number of Brighton and Hove care leavers attending and remaining at university for the duration of their course. It also aimed to inform practice with children in care (Years 9 to 12) and care leavers (Years 12 and 13) up to the age of 19. The project combined statistical research into the number of care leavers in each local authority in England who progress to higher education, combined with interviews with care leaving managers and care leavers themselves, to determine what works in terms of increasing HE participation among this group

Partners: University of Brighton, Brighton & Hove City Council and The Bridge

Funding source: Uni Connect (Innovation Fund)

SLN contact: Debra Vice-Holt  

Duration: February 2018 to September 2018

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