CAFO Careleavers Survey


Research shows that children outside of parental care face a host of challenges. However, less research has explored the strengths and positive outcomes for these children as adults.

Understanding what formal or informal interventions are correlated with better outcomes can help us know what actions to encourage or repeat as we serve children outside parental care.

In an effort to highlight what is working, improve care for vulnerable children, and catalyze more relevant research for care leavers, this study will survey care leavers from alternative care settings across multiple nations. Their answers will lead to data-informed recommendations for service providers and policy makers on how to improve services to children outside parental care.