young people eligible for aftercare as at 31 July 2021


percentage of young people eligible for aftercare who were in education, training or employment as at 31 July 2020


young people recorded as in a Continuing Care placement in 2019-2020

Shannon's Box

Created by Shannon when in role as our Youth Facilitator, Shannon's Box is designed to make entering care a little easier for children and young people. Find out more about this project.


Author: Cheryl Leggett

#WeLove: sharing COVID-19 best practice

This crisis has shone a new light on the issues children and young people in and leaving care face but we also know that there’s some great work continuing and we hope to highlight this through the #WeLove campaign.


Author: Liam Furby

Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) is Scotland’s national membership organisation for all of those involved in the lives of young people leaving care. Our vision is that the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care across Scotland is indistinguishable from that of theirs peers in the general population. Together we can make that happen.

The Real Toolkit

The Real Toolkit is a collection of guides for young people in care and the workforce that support them. REAL stands for Relationships, Empathy and Love which is both our vision for young people as well as the guiding principles throughout this resource. While the focus is on the transition out of care and the time comes after that, this resource can be used by anyone at any time.  Go to www.therealtoolkit.scot to find out more Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Author: Liam Furby

Project Return

Funded by the Life Changes Trust, Project Return will bring together young people and practitioners to aid our understanding of trauma and trauma-informed practice, and to explore the supportive environments we know are required to support recovery and the development of relationships.


Author: Cheryl Leggett

Youth Justice Voices

With funding from the Life Changes Trust and in collaboration with Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ), we listen to the voice of care and justice-experienced young people so that their views are given the due weight and attention they deserve.


Author: Liam Furby

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    A small number of care and justice experienced young people from Youth Just Us and Inside Out responded to the Children's Care and Justice Bill. We share a summary of their views. Read more

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