National Statistics

Northern Ireland Care Leavers 2013/14

Presents information on care leavers in Northern Ireland including educational achievements and economic activity of young people leaving care, their age, religion, ethnic group, disability, length of time in care, and latest care placement.

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Northern Ireland Care Leavers 2013/14

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OC1 was introduced in 2002, and reports the circumstances of young people at 31 March aged 16 – 18 who had left care during the previous financial year. It collects a range of information, including educational achievement, economic activity, disability, duration in care and placement prior to leaving care. Comparisons are included with the general school population where possible; although, these should be treated as indicative, as these are two very different cohorts of children.

OC3 was introduced in 2004, and reports the circumstances of care leavers at the time of their 19th birthday. It collects a range of information, including frequency of contacts with social services, economic activity and accommodation. Comparisons are included with the general school population where possible; although, these should be treated as indicative, as these are two very different cohorts of children

The OC1 and OC3 have previously been reported on in separate bulletins. This is the first bulletin where the findings have been combined .

Published 15 January 2015