About the Care Leaver Covenant
The Care Leaver Covenant is a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16-25 to live independently.
We create meaningful opportunities for care leavers in five key areas and support care leavers to access those opportunities.
The Five Areas
01. Independent Living
Care Leaver Covenant Overview
In July 2016, the Government published a major policy document ‘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. The Covenant is a promise made by the private, public and voluntary sectors to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently.
The aim of the Care Leaver Covenant, to which organisations commit, is to provide additional support for those leaving care; making available a different type of support and expertise from that statutorily provided by local authorities.
Find out more in our Context Document PDF
The Journey So Far
The Care Leaver Covenant launched in October 2018. Here is our Journey So Far Video.
Our opportunities come from organisations of all shapes and sizes, from global media companies to nationwide law firms and government departments.
Meet the Team
The Covenant is delivered by Spectra with support from a fantastic network of collaborators.