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

02. Education, Employment & Training

03. Safety & Security

04. Mental & Physical Health

05. Finance

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.

CLC Context Document

Find out more in our Context Document. Download the Lo-Res Web Friendly PDF or the Hi-Res PDF

The Journey So Far

The Care Leaver Covenant launched in October 2018. Here is our Journey So Far Video.

The Opportunities

Our opportunities come from organisations of all shapes and sizes, from global media companies to nationwide law firms and government departments.

See the Opportunities

Meet the Team

The Covenant is delivered by Spectra with support from a fantastic network of collaborators.

Meet the Team and our Boards.

The Care Leaver Covenant is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by Diversity & Inclusion specialists, Spectra.