The Children (Leaving Care) Bill has been introduced to the House of Lords. It requires local authorities to map out a 'clear route to independence' for young people when they are 16, keep in touch with care leavers until they are 21 and help with education and accommodation until they are 24.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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