Why we do what we do

The following statistics demonstrate the shortcomings in the Leaving Care System:

Only 15% of young people leaving the Care System have 5 good GCSEs, including English and Maths, compared with 60% of other young people

1/3 of care leavers leave school with no GCSEs

Young people leaving care are 3 x more likely to end up unemployed or suffer from a mental health condition than their peers

27% of young people who have been in care end up in the prison system

20% of young homeless people were previously in the Care System

70 % of sex workers have been in the Care System