Day 18: End the Care Cliff
On Day 18 of each month, to mark the age at which young people are made to leave care (often before they're ready), we're raising awareness and taking action to #EndTheCareCliff
Did you know...
Only 14% of pupils
with care experience progress to higher education by age 19
Compared to 47%
of all other pupils – and that gap is widening each year.
For young people: advice and support for higher education
Many care leavers go on to achieve amazing things in higher education. So can you.Explore Propel & get in touch
For professionals: training to support young people into higher education
Bitesize training about the application process and how to support throughout the journey.Learn more and book
Big dreams vs the Care Cliff
“I’ve known I wanted to be a scientist for as long as I can remember, but it was a documentary I found when I was 12 that sold me for life on astrophysics. Going to university was always a big goal for me, it was a guaranteed way to get out of my situation, especially before I’d gone into care.
But when I got to 16, the spiral started. I was introduced to a Personal Advisor (your support worker when you leave care), and the gradual phasing of ‘Well you’re in care now but you won’t be much longer,’ began. My mental health took a nosedive.”
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