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Learning independence

Views of care leavers, students in residential further education and boarders in boarding schools on moving on to independent adult life

For this report, we have taken the views of 308 young people who had recently left care, or were about to leave care, together with the views of 56 boarders and residential further education college students, about the same issue – learning and preparing for independent adult life. We have also included the views of 12 young people who took part through our ‘BeHeard’ weekly mobile phone text consultation panel. This panel includes young people in care, care leavers, and boarders in boarding schools.