Care-leavers will get help until 21

3rd November 2000 at 00:00
A BILL to ensure young people are properly prepared and supported when they leave care is to become law next April.

Councils will have to assess youngsters aged 16 and 17 and establish "pathway plans" to help them with education, training and career gidance until they are at least 21. Latest figures show that 70 per cent of those who left care last year had no educational qualifications, MPs heard this week. Up to 25 per cent of young women leaving care are pregnant or already have children.

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