Care Leavers / Care Givers
A care leaver is someone who has previously been in local authority care for 13 weeks from the age of 14 and is over 16 years old. Evidence shows that young people who have been in care do not have the same life chances as other young people due to frequent moves, instability and lack of positive role models which can potentially hold back young people in care from developing skills that are important in their transition to adulthood and independent living.
- Become Charity - supports Care Leavers and provides a free coaching service to help identify skills.
- Building successful careers - an Employers guide to supporting care leavers in the workplace
- National Network for the Education of Care Leavers - includes information on opportunities and funding as well as support and advice
- Standalone - support for people who are estranged from their families
- St Christophers - charity that provides support in finding employment for Care leavers.
- Youth Employment - Supporting Care Leavers - provides career guidance, support and details of employers.