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Staying Put 18+ Family Placement Programme

Peer Research Report

National Care Advisory Service - Staying Put The Staying Put: 18+ Family Placement Programme offers young people in foster care the opportunity to remain with their carers until they reach 21, so that they can maintain and develop their existing relationships and be supported to make a gradual move to independence at their own pace. It aims to support transitions that are similar to those experienced by young people in the general population. The pilot is also intended to provide support and stability for young people to help them achieve in education, employment or training (EET). It is important to acknowledge that young people in residential care are not able to stay put and in most pilot areas young people have to be in or demonstrate a commitment to being in EET to be allowed to remain with their foster carers.