Supporters FAQs

Below is a selection of frequently asked questions regarding supporting the Covenant. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please do get in touch.

How do I sign up to the Care Leaver Covenant?

There are two documents you need to complete to become a signatory. Firstly a ‘Statement of Intent’ form and secondly, a more detailed ‘Proforma’.

Both documents are shared, completed and returned online and the Covenant team is happy to help along the way. Please drop us a line to start the process.

How much does it cost to sign up? Is there a cost associated?

It’s free to sign up to the Covenant – there are no costs associated with becoming a signatory. The Covenant is funded by the Department for Education.

Do you operate in Scotland and Wales?

This Care Leaver Covenant only operates in England.

There is a Scottish Care Leavers Covenant – scottishcareleaverscovenant.org and there are various support services available in Wales – sheltercymru.org.uk.

If you are struggling to find information relating to where you live, please contact us.

What are the benefits to signing up?

Organisation Sign-up means you are reinforcing a framework of support for care leavers in England.

Your involvement can contribute to your company’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and/or Corporate Social Responsibility activity.

And, if you utilise your offer to employ care leavers, you will be tapping into a young talent pool that has the potential to grow with your business.

As a signatory, you will also be invited to talks and events relating to the Covenant as well as broader Equity, Diversity & Inclusion themes.

I’m not sure I have a valuable offer, can I speak to somebody?

Yes! We love to talk to our signatories and those considering signing up.

The Covenant team will work with you to craft an impactful offer and promote it to the care leaver community, enhancing the chances of care leavers accessing and benefitting from your opportunities. Please get in touch.

Any Queries?

If you have further questions or would like any more information, you can contact the Care Leaver Covenant at any time.