Supporting Looked After Young People and Care Leavers in Further Education

This guide is for colleges in England that want to review and improve their support for Looked After Young People (LAYP) and Care Leavers (CLs). It includes information about who LAYP/CLs are, the kinds of challenges they face, their rights and entitlements to support, and what staff need to be aware of when working with LAYP/CLs.

This guide was developed by Learning and Work Institute, with support from the Department for Education. Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is an independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.

Resource pack for Colleges

DMS training materials

Action Plan