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Catch up webinar: DfE's Staying Close Programme - insight and examples

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Catch up on our webinar held on Thursday 19th May to discuss the opportunities from the DfE Staying Close Programme, and hear examples of successful work to date.

Staying Close is a programme to provides extra support for young people leaving care from children’s homes - with funding available from the DfE for the next three years.

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The session is hosted by MV's David Fairhurst and includes:

  • Frances Flaxington, MV's resident expert

  • Julia Vernon from Suffolk County Council

  • Sarah Read from Portsmouth City Council

  • Katie Adam DfE policy lead

  • Stephen Hulme from Break

  • Sandra Snell from North East Lincolnshire Council

If you’re a local authority leader intending to submit a bid for funding to the Department of Education, this session will prove invaluable. The session will also be of interest to those looking to partner with local authorities or who have a general interest in Staying Close.

For more information on our work on children's services and how we can support you, contact

To catch up on our earlier introductory webinar on the DfE Staying Close Programme, held on Thursday 21st April, click here.


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