Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced a £19 million investment programme that directly benefits care leavers. This includes a thousand internships for care leavers over the next two years within the civil service including Ministry of Defense, police and the fire service. The new offer for care leavers builds on existing work by the Department of Education to tackle to root causes for children being taken in to care including projects designed to strengthen families and support stable homes.The programme also includes £10 million to expand Staying Put, £6 million towards Staying Close and £3 million to extend Pupils Premium Plus to all 16-18 year old care leavers.
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