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Care Leaver Covenant and Voluntary Sector Case Study

Care Leaver Covenant and Voluntary Sector Case Study

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...

‘Life of Ryan’ a Spectra Original

‘Life of Ryan’ a Spectra Original

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

Pure Insight

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...

Go Higher West Yorkshire: A Multi-Faceted Commitment

Go Higher West Yorkshire: A Multi-Faceted Commitment

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...

Making care leavers exempt from essential course cost and supporting them with essential uniform and kit.

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We Hugh Baird College will demonstrate our commitment to the care leaver covenant through the following actions:
 
• Giving care leavers priority status in decisions about access to services or support. Care leavers have access to the ICAP (Individual Costed Action Plan), which offers them the financial support while on their study programme.
 
• Making care leavers exempt from essential course costs and supporting them with essential uniform and kit, College meals and College trips.
 
• Ensuring each care leaver is allocated a Student Service Worker (Retention & Progression Co-ordinators) on entry to a study programme, who will support them until exit. 
 
• Ensuring close partnerships and transparency of caseloads between RPCs and Study Programme Co-ordinators to monitor and identify ‘At Risk’ signs, and put appropriate support in place.
 
• Providing all students with opportunities to enter the world of work through work experience placements, and removing barriers to their progression.
 
• Providing care leavers with additional support through access to an allocated Student Services Worker, Counselling, Chaplaincy, Health & Wellbeing.
 
• Providing additional support to help meet the costs of living independently at a young age, such as help with rent through the Hardship Fund.
 
• Providing care leavers with opportunities to broaden their horizons through tailored ICAP support (which is managed at the discretion of a Student Services Worker, their single point of contact every time they need support), careers advice, equipment, and offering incentive bonuses to help them with living costs.

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For more information: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/student-support

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