Leaving Care Professionals Hub

Welcome to the Leaving Care Professionals’ Hub where you will find our latest news, videos and podcasts.

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Latest News, Videos & Podcasts

UASC Triangles: In Their Own Words

Alnour joined our In Their Own Words event and spoke about how he and other care experienced...

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04/08/23

Care Leaver Hubs: In Their Own Words

Rylee, a YPBMF Champion took part in creating one of the country’s first Care Leaver Hubs,...

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04/08/23

The Cost of Living: In Their Own Words

Victoria, our YPBMF steering group representative, took the stage to talk about the NLCBF S...

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04/08/23

Care Experienced as a Protected Characteristic: In Their Own Words

Hear from Leigh, a YPBMF Champion, who took to the stage and spoke about the importance of c...

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04/08/23

Free Transport: In Their Own Words

Alongside the Barnardo’s Transport for Freedom campaign, Lawrence joined our event to tal...

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04/08/23

We’re Recruiting: NLCBF Business & Events Administrator

Do you have fantastic administration skills and want to make a difference to care experience...

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04/08/23

Blog: In Their Own Words

In their own words: Care Experienced Young People ask senior policy and decision makers for ...

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04/08/23

Children’s Commissioner Blog

We are so excited to be mentioned in the latest children’s commissioner blog after the...

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03/07/23

NLCBF’s 22-23 Annual Report Published

We’ve just published our 2022-23 Annual Report, a short document that summarises the w...

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22/06/23

Book Now: Improving Employability for Young People with Care Experience

Improving Employability for Young People with Care Experience Tuesday 3rd October, 2-4:30pm ...

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16/06/23

In Their Own Words Event – Booking Open

YPBMFs ‘In Their Own Words: Experiences & Insights from Care Experienced Young People...

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12/06/23

YPBMF attend the Cross Ministerial Board

Victoria Odude and Liss Philips were invited to represent YPBMF & Warwickshire at the cr...

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23/03/23

A Starting Guide for Supporting LGBTQ+ Young People in Care

The LGBTQ+ Youth in Care Network released a starting guide for supporting LGBTQ+ young peopl...

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01/03/23

Government’s response to the care review: NLCBF Initial Response

We welcome the publishing of the government’s response to the Care Review, ‘Stable Homes...

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14/02/23

National Apprenticeship Week: Key messages coming out of Care X Apprentice Network

6-11th February is National Apprenticeship Week. NLCBF’s Care X Apprentice Network have be...

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09/02/23

NLCBF Releases new Cost of Living Report ‘Survival Is Not Easy’

NLCBF’s new Cost of Living report Survival Is Not Easy paints a stark picture of the crisi...

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16/01/23

Victoria talks criminalisation of children & young people in care

Victoria Odude, our YPBMF Steering Group Rep has taken part in Catch22’s podcast on th...

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16/12/22

PA of the Year and PA Team of the Year Awards

NLCBF held the PA of the Year awards as part of the PA Celebration Event.  The event takes ...

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30/10/22

Berlin Blog

YPBMF and NLCBF go international and take a trip to Berlin! From 1961 until 1989 Germany was...

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13/10/22

NLCBF Priorities for Care Review Implementation Plan

NLCBF have written today to the Education Minister and Children’s Minister to outline ...

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03/10/22

Cost of Living Report: August 2022

NLCBF have published a report about the impact that the cost of living is already having on ...

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15/08/22

London Regional Forum: Relaunch

NLCBF are relaunching the Regional Forum for Leaving Care Managers in London, following disc...

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08/08/22

Blog: Setting the agenda

A Blog from Nat  about our ‘In Their Own Words’ event.Here’s a blog from ...

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15/07/22

YPBMF Co-Host event for Ofsted

Ralph, Joe, Luwam and Vicky, YPBMF Sessional workers co-hosted an event for Ofsted with othe...

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15/06/22

Improving employability: Learning from NLCBF’s Peer Learning Programme

Janet Grauberg, Organisational Learning Consultant and Catch22 Associate, reflects on a sess...

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01/06/22

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“NLCBF has supported our Local authority in our journey of developing our service and has contributed to so many successful ideas that have been implemented. We would not have had such a positive Ofsted without the support, benchmarking ideas and challenge of the forum. The forum has particularly helped us develop our participation offer and our young people have gained so much from being part of the national events.”

James Hollingworth, Service Manager, Derbyshire

What does the Forum do?

NLCBF Events & Networks

Events & Networks

NLCBF run events throughout the year for leaving care practitioners, managers and care experienced young people and a number of specialist networks. Our events focus on sharing good practice, hearing the voice of care experienced young people & sharing the latest policy & research updates.

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National Influence NLCBF

National Influence

We work closely with the Department for Education, other government departments, Ofsted & leaving care organisations 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.

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Training & Consultancy NLCBF

Training & Consultancy

We are currently developing our training and consultancy offer for local authorities and other organisations.

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