Case StudyCriminal Justice System
The Care Leaver Covenant is a government funded project that partners with private, public and voluntary organisations to support care leavers aged 16-25 in their transition from care to independence.
Organisations that sign up to the Covenant make ‘offers’ of support relating to education, employment, training, housing, security, health, financial stability and more. Over 200 organisations, from a range of sectors including hospitality, broadcasting and retail, have signed up to the Covenant and over 130 organisations have published offers on the Covenant app and website.
Understanding the legal system, from detention to court appearance, can be a challenge for care leavers and the individuals who work with them. As part of National Care Leavers week 2020, we delivered two seminars to help with navigating these challenges. The seminars provide practical advice and guidance on legal rights, as well as lived experiences from a care leaver. They were delivered in collaboration with our partners, Tuckers Solicitors LLP and The National House Project.