What is the Care Leaver Covenant?

The Covenant is a promise made by private, public or voluntary organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently.

In July 2016, the Government published ‘Keep on Caring’ to support young people from care to independence. A key policy commitment in the paper is a strategic pledge to introduce a Care Leaver Covenant.

All young people who leave care at 16, 17 or 18 are provided with statutory support1, in the form of a Local Offer2. This should include help in the transition to living independently; support with finding accommodation and with any costs of participating in education, training and employment.

However, in order to provide a greater level of support at this crucial stage during the transition of care leavers to adulthood, wider society also needs to play a part, which is where the Care Leaver Covenant comes in.

Case Studies

Highlights of best practice through England. Should you wish to feature your work here, please get in touch.

ENGIE: Into Work Training Success!

ENGIE: Into Work Training Success!

ENGIE contacted job centres, local schools & colleges in the Stockport area where we are working on Elisabeth Gardens to work collaboratively with Engie on a number of initiatives.

ENGIE: Leeds City Council

ENGIE: Leeds City Council

ENGIE are committed to delivering Social Value in communities where we are contractually working. As part of the ongoing works, ENGIE have been taking part in local community initiatives and providing employment and training opportunities for local people.