National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum
A forum of over 125 local authority leaving care teams, working together to share good practice & improve services & support for care experienced young people.
What does the NLCBF do?
Events for care experienced young people, leaving care practitioners & managers
NLCBF run events throughout the year for leaving care practitioners & managers which focus on sharing good practice, hearing the voice of care experienced young people & sharing the latest policy & research updates.
Young Person’s Benchmarking Forum
The Young Person’s Benchmarking Forum (YPBMF) is at the heart of the NLCBF & ensures that the voices of care experienced young people shape the direction & priorities of the forum. We encourage all NLCBF member local authorities to get their young people involved in YPBMF events and opportunities.
The NLCBF members’ website offers leaving care professionals the latest resources, news & updates as well as hosting contact information to facilitate peer support & networking.
National Voice & Influence
We work closely with the Department for Education, other government departments & Ofsted to raise the voices of young people and to use the collective voice of the forum to influence priorities for policy that will make a difference to care experienced young people. Each year we also work on particular areas – for example working closely with HMPPS around care experienced young people in custody.
NLCBF are active members of the Children in Care and Care Leavers Alliance and work closely with statutory and voluntary organisations working in this area.
Through our events & website, we share the latest research in the area of leaving care to promote evidence-based practice. We also use intelligence gathered through the forum on latest issues to feed back to policy makers & researchers.
2018-19 Peer Learning Managers Events (LEEDS)
12th & 13th July 2018, 22nd & 23rd Nov 2018, 14th & 15th March 2019
How do I join?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a member or for more information.