As part of National Care Leavers Week, Go Higher West Yorkshire is delighted to announce an innovative new formal commitment to supporting care leavers into and during their higher education (HE) journey.
The Care Leaver Covenant demonstrates the commitment made and support offered to care leavers by all twelve of our HE partners in West Yorkshire. It is delivered in a consistent and easy to digest way to care leavers and looked after young people who may be considering their future.
Go Higher West Yorkshire is the first HE partnership in the country to offer something like this to care leavers. It has been developed with the support of the Learning and Work Institute to coincide with new government policy that encourages organisations and businesses to sign up to a Covenant.
Our Covenant is available in several formats:
You can access the online area and PDF here. The flyer will be available at events aimed at care leavers.
Alongside our Care Leaver Covenant, Go Higher West Yorkshire has lots of other exciting things to launch and shout about during National Care Leavers Week. This includes some amazing digital stories made by inspirational care leavers who are currently studying higher education at some of our partner institutions.
To join in the conversation and spread the word about the opportunities and support offered to care leavers by our higher education partnership, please tweet us using our brand new and unique hashtag #CareLeaversGoHigher.