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What happens after graduation? Preparing and supporting young people in care and care leavers for life after university.

Young people in care and care leavers will often face more challenges than other young people when attending university and later deciding what happens after their graduation. With the right preparation, support and guidance, they will be able to navigate their way through higher education, becoming successful graduates and transitioning to life after university.

Friday, 22 March, 2019
10:00
14:00
Location: 
Newport City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Registration cost: 
£0 (including VAT)
 This free masterclass is for foster carers, social workers, educational professionals and other social care professionals who are in a position to support and prepare a young person in care who is thinking about applying to university or is currently studying at university.

This masterclass will provide practical information and guidance about:
  • preparing the young person for independent living and life after university
  • support available at University of South Wales for care leavers
Content topic: 
leaving care
Content category: 
leaving care
Region: 
Wales

Young people in care and care leavers will often face more challenges than other young people when attending university and later deciding what happens after their graduation. With the right preparation, support and guidance, they will be able to navigate their way through higher education, becoming successful graduates and transitioning to life after university.

Friday, 22 March, 2019
10:00
14:00
Location: 
Newport City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
Event type: 
Training events and workshops
Registration cost: 
£0 (including VAT)
 This free masterclass is for foster carers, social workers, educational professionals and other social care professionals who are in a position to support and prepare a young person in care who is thinking about applying to university or is currently studying at university.

This masterclass will provide practical information and guidance about:
  • preparing the young person for independent living and life after university
  • support available at University of South Wales for care leavers
Content topic: 
leaving care
Content category: 
leaving care
Region: 
Wales

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Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request show 90 people who left care in the UK between 2012 and 2016 died in the years when they would have turned 19, 20 or 21. Care leavers make up one per cent of the population at these ages, but make up around seven per cent of the deaths.

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