Care leavers

15. The most vulnerable children, who need extra help from the state to safeguard their wellbeing, do not reliably get the support or access to the services that their needs demand. This results in poorer health outcomes, particularly for care leavers, despite the commitment of dedicated health and care professionals. We must ensure that these vulnerable children and young people benefit from the improvements that we are making to health services. The NHS, together with partners at national and local level, will commit to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable children and young people, by targeting early help for adults living in households with vulnerable children, and by improving access to targeted support for these children, especially during transition to adult services, building on the current assessment pilots for children entering the care system.