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£1 million St David’s Day fund for children who have experienced care

Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant today announced he would provide £1m to local authorities across Wales to help young people who have experienced care.

Funding will be made available to eligible young people aged between 16 and 25 and either still in local authority care or care leavers to help them progress towards independence.

In 2015/16 there were 5662 looked after children in Wales and 702 care leavers.