This Ofsted report looks at the views of care leavers who had recently left care and those still in care but preparing to leave. Nearly half of those surveyed felt they left care too early and were not prepared well enough to leave. In total, 46% of care leavers thought they were made to leave care too early. As well as this, 49% thought they had been prepared badly or very badly. Typically young people leave home at around 24 years old, but some care leavers in our survey were leaving care as young as 16.
Leadership Briefing Issue 6.09 (69)