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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...

Working with the virtual school to provide cohesive and holistic support.

We Oaklands 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. 

• Ensuring close partnership working with the Virtual School to provide cohesive and holistic support.

• Ensuring care leavers have information and support to access their bursary and provide additional support to reduce any barriers to learning.

• Ensuring care leavers are allocated support from our high support risk Adviser so progress is closely monitored and early support can be identified and provided.

• Providing care leavers with opportunities to enter the world of work, through work experience placements.

• Providing care leavers with additional welfare support through access to an allocated link Student Adviser.

• Providing additional support to help meet the costs of living independently at a young age, such as help with IT equipment.

• Providing care leavers with opportunities to broaden their horizons/experience new things though the ‘Outside the Box’ activities and events calendar.

• Ensure effective communication and timely interventions when required ensuring care leavers stay academically on track and achieve their full potential.

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