Buttle UK is named after Reverend Frank Buttle, a remarkable man whose hard work and personal sacrifice helped to establish our grant programmes, which have been helping children and young people in need across the UK since 1953. The Quality Mark was Buttle UK’s response. Based on the research findings it provided a framework that allowed universities, and later on, further education colleges, to develop their support for children and young people who had experienced care. In order to be awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark universities and colleges had to offer a minimum level of support to care leavers, but also demonstrate a commitment to improving their provision further.
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Over many years, Buttle UK’s grant giving brought to light the difficulties that care leavers faced when going to university. We commissioned a five-year research project looking at the experiences of the small number of care leavers that did manage to attend. It uncovered a systematic underestimation of the ability and potential of care leavers, overcome only by their own resilience and persistence.
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