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Mon, 18 Sept



Care leavers' experiences of health inequalities

Join our webinar to hear the latest evidence on health inequalities experienced by young people with experience of care.

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Care leavers' experiences of health inequalities
Care leavers' experiences of health inequalities

Time & Location

18 Sept 2023, 16:00 – 17:30


About the Event

Care leavers' experiences of health inequalities: evidence from data and youth engagement

About this event:

Care experienced young people are much more likely to experience poorer health, wellbeing, social and educational outcomes compared with the general population. These inequalities are not new, but were exacerbated by Covid-19 as care leavers experienced disrupted relationships and reduced access to support services. Specific groups of care leavers are likely to face additional disadvantages, such as those from ethnic minority backgrounds, unaccompanied refugee and asylum seeking children and/or disabled young people.

Yet the health and health inequalities of young care leavers have largely been ignored within policy and practice. As part of AYPH’s youth health inequalities programme we reviewed the available evidence and undertook a youth engagement project with young people to draw together what we know.

In this webinar you will hear directly from young people who will share their experiences of the barriers they face in leading healthy lives and accessing healthcare services. We will also highlight the latest available data on care leavers and health outcomes, demonstrating where inequalities exist for young people aged 10-25. During the event we will be launching two major publications that explore in more detail the role of care experience in understanding young people’s health, this will be the first opportunity to hear the learnings and recommendations from this research.

The webinar is hosted jointly by the Association for Young People's Health and Coram Voice and will be co-chaired by a young person with experience on this topic. We will be joined by a range of expert speakers – more information to follow soon.

This webinar is part of AYPH’s health inequalities policy programme. For more information see:

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