Breaking The Care Ceiling

Commissioned by First Star Scholars UK

This report sets out the number of care leavers who go to university in the UK, their outcomes and what
happens to those who don’t.

Improving aspirations among care leavers

Changing lives is what the university sector does best, and we want to do everything we can to extend that opportunity to young people who have grown up in care. Care leavers aren’t less clever than other people, just less lucky – but young people from care backgrounds leaving education have some of the worst outcomes of any group.

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