Impact of Care to Learn - Tracking the destinations of young parents funded in 2003/04

Dench S | Report 442 | Institute for Employment Studies | Nov 2007

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Care to Learn is a UK government initiative that provides financial support for teenage parents who want to continue in, or return to learning. It helps with the cost of their childcare and travel.

As part of the national evaluation of Care to Learn, a self-completion postal survey was conducted of young parents who received Care to Learn funding during the 2003/04 academic year. The survey was conducted during the winter of 2006.

This report shows that the funding and related support was very important to young parents remaining in, or returning to, learning. Furthermore, Care to Learn enabled many of these young parents to progress in terms of gaining qualifications and enhancing their ability to enter and compete effectively in the labour market. Some respondents were studying at university by the time of the survey and others had entered jobs that they had long aimed for.