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Guidance, policy and practice and the health needs of young people leaving care.

By James A. Goddard and S. Barrett

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NoDuring the past ten years, there has been growing interest in the health needs of young people leaving care in England and Wales. Most such young people leave care between the ages of 16 and 18 and many experience significant problems adjusting to independent living. This article fulfils two objectives. First, it examines the legislative and policy context within which practice towards such young people is now conducted. Second, it deepens our understanding of this policy context by reporting the results of a project on this subject that was undertaken in one local authority district in the north of England in 2005. The project surveyed all young care leavers within the district, analysing their health concerns and experiences. Using postal questionnaires (70 responses), face-to-face interviews (30) and focus groups (two), it sought to provide a clear picture of current needs and to inform future policy action by local health and social care professionals

Topics: Health, Young people, Social exclusion, Leaving care, Looked after chilcren
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1080/09649060802124760
OAI identifier: oai:bradscholars.brad.ac.uk:10454/3217
Provided by: Bradford Scholars
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