Westminster Education Forum

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Improving support for care leavers - educational progression and employment, coordination, addressing long-term challenges, and priorities for policy

TO BE PUBLISHED February 2022


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


This conference focuses on policy priorities for care leavers - discussing next steps for the provision of support, strengthening the system, and helping the workforce deliver improved outcomes.


It will be an opportunity to consider Ofsted’s Annual Report, the ongoing Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, and the outlook following the publication of its interim report, the Case for Change.


Delegates will discuss progress in implementing a joined-up system of support for care leavers, as well as how best to enable key agencies to work effectively together, tackle long-term challenges faced by those leaving care, and improve access to future pathways into employment and further study.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Mark Riddell, National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers, Department for Education; David Graham, National Director, Care Leavers Association; and Nick Smith-Patel, Head of Education, MyBnk.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from Ofsted; the DfE; the DHSC; the DWP; the Cabinet Office; the GLD; and the Youth Custody Service.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles