Care - The Facts
What you need to know about the care system
93,417: the number of children in care in the UK in 2015
Over a third of children come into the care system aged four or under
Three in four children in care live with foster carers
One in ten children in care have three or more care placements in a year
Around 11,000 young people leave care aged 16, 17 or 18 each year
Seven: the number of corporate parenting principles set out in the Children and Social Work Act
"The emotional support, financial support and encouragement from Become meant so much and helped me through. The most important thing was for me not to give up...your words of support and empowerment got me through."
-Care leaver upon completing her degree
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Latest news and stories
#CareDay18 Care Leavers Go Higher: A new collaborative commitment
16 Feb 2018
How can the Higher Education community work together in the best interests of care leavers? Faced with challenges unique to them and their care experiences, how can care leavers be sure that Higher Education will be a good choice for them?
Response to the Fostering Stocktake
06 Feb 2018
In response to the release of the Fostering Stocktake, Natasha Finlayson, Chief Executive of Become, said: “We welcome the publication of the Fostering Stocktake and are pleased that the voice of children is loud and clear throughout this report.