The prime minister has pledged to change the way local authorities help children in care.
Ahead of the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, Mr Cameron has promised there would be ‘zero tolerance of state failure’ with new reforms for social workers.
New measures include a care-leaver’s covenant, which will make sure local authorities detail what young people are entitled to, including housing, jobs and healthcare.
Councils will also have to provide a mentor for every care-leaver up to the age of 25. He also promised changes to the law to help ‘tip the balance in favour of permanent adoption’.