Be the Change! Improving outcomes for care leavers

SOS Children’s Villages International

This report from SOS Children's Villages describes the Leaving Care Project, a project that was set up to develop and implement a state-of-the-art training programme for care professionals who work directly with young people leaving care in order to equip them with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to work with young people in transition. The report reviews some of the findings from a scoping that utilized peer-to-peer interviews through which young people shared what worked for them during the leaving care process, what should remain the same and what should change, as well as what skills, knowledge and experience people who work with care leavers need to have.

The report also highlights the youth participation that was central to the project and recommendations for a comprehensive leaving care framework, as well as the results of an evaluation of the training programme.