Research and analysis

Evaluation of the Staying Put placement pilot

Findings from face-to-face interviews with managers responsible for implementing Staying Put in each of the 11 pilot authorities.


The Staying Put pilot, which began in 11 local authorities in July 2008, is targeted at young people who have established relationships with foster carers and offers this group the opportunity to remain with their carers until they reach 21.

The pilot helps young people build on and nurture attachments to their foster carers, so that they can move to independence at their own pace and be supported to make the transition to adulthood in a more gradual way.