Featured Signatory Offer Details
How we’ve come to collaborate with leading care leaver charities and other voluntary organisations across the country. Organisations that sign up to the Covenant make ‘offers’ of support relating to education, employment, training, housing, security, health, financial...
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, in partnership with Haringey Young Adults Service, is offering a series of ‘independent living workshops’ to prepare care leavers for life as tenants. Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Since 2006, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has been the...
St Basils promotes best practice in leaving care and offers a range of services to help care leavers with accommodation, skills training, housing crisis management and personal-and-social development. Background St Basils is the largest agency in the West Midlands...
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.
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This is a short animation which depicts the care journey of our first Care Leaver Covenant ambassador. Told through Ryan’s eyes, this narrative charts his route through care, detailing some of his difficulties – the ups and downs, but also what it means to have a...
Pure Insight is a charity, working alongside leaving care teams in Stockport, Trafford and Cheshire East, to provide networking, mentoring, parental support, mental-health support, and a range of other support services for care leavers. BackgroundPure Insight was...
Partners Barnardo’s and Saint-Gobain, supported by Barking & Dagenham College and Phoenix Housing, are offering care leavers a ‘dry-lining’ traineeship programme to help fill skills gaps for construction employers. BackgroundBarnardo’s is the UK’s...
Kier is working with employers in its supply chain, local authorities and charities to provide training and work experience for care leavers, ex-offenders and other under-represented groups in order to fill local, construction-industry skills gaps across the country....
A partnership of 12 colleges and universities in West Yorkshire that offers enhanced support and various programmes to care leavers on their 'student journey' from school to higher education and into work. The PartnershipGo Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is a regional...
Bradford College will support care leavers interested in applying to study here as well as care leavers who are already studying here.
Foster Family Fun Days – We offer a wide range of fun, family friendly activities, inspired by the variety of subjects taught across the partnership. This is a great opportunity to visit the campus and have a go at something new.
Pastoral Support – The same named contact is available to both FE and HE students at Bradford College, which enables smoother internal transition from FE to HE. For external progression into HE the Named Contact will draw on to his links through NorthCLASS (Northern England Care Leaver Activities & Student Support) network in order for students to be aware of the named contact at their next institution.
Application Support – The Student Welfare Advisor at Bradford College will provide support through number of methods including face to face meetings, via email and telephone in order to assist the student with the application process.
Contextual admissions – Bradford College recognise Care Leavers and Children Looked After as individuals that may require additional support in accessing specific course provision. In these cases the Student Welfare Advisor will advocate on their behalf and liaise directly with the relevant department(s) in order for the applicant to be accepted on to the most appropriate course.
Accommodation – Bradford College offers accommodation through UNIPOL and has an arrangement for Care Leavers to access year round accommodation. Emergency accommodation is also available.
Financial Support – At Bradford College, care leavers aged 16 – 18 in Further Education students would usually qualify for the premium bursary of £1,200 for the academic year. Care leavers in Higher Education receive a bursary of £1,500 for the academic year. The Student Welfare Advisor will regularly negotiate with the Student Finance Teams in order to provide additional financial support if and when required.
Employment Support – Bradford College offers an impartial careers guidance service for all students and the general public. The Named Contact will refer all students to this service if and when needed. The Named Contact also shares any opportunities that are available for Care Leavers such as those offered by the Learning and Work Institute.
Website Support – A dedicated site for care leavers who are thinking about coming to University and could benefit from schemes to help them progress into higher education, and receive extra support when they arrive.
Bradford College is committed to raising awareness of Children Looked After and Care Leavers and we do so by organising numerous events throughout the years in partnership with the Care Leavers Association, the Local Authority and the University of Bradford.
Taking Up This Offer
If you are interested in taking up any of this support, contact Bradford College, John Harmasch, Student Welfare Adviser on 01274 433208 / 07827 884778.