Information for Care Leavers

Do you have experience of being in care? Are you wondering what support and advice might be available to you as you look to move from school on to college, or university, or on to a training programme?

If you would like to be put in touch with someone who might be able to help, please contact Vanessa using our contact page.

On our partner pages you can look up the individual institutions in Kent and Medway to see what they have to offer for care leavers.

Below are some other sites that might be helpful to you:

Virtual School Kent (VSK) – VSK work with staff in schools, colleges, and other institutions and support services, to coordinate educational services for children in care and young care leavers. Visit their website to find out more about what they do, and how they can support you, or contact them using the contact form on their site – Virtual School Kent.

Become – Become is a national charity for children in care and care leavers. On their website you will find plenty of information about what help and support is available – Become Charity – or contact them on their friendly advice line Freephone 0800 023 2033 / advice@becomecharity.org.uk

Propel Propel is a website which is run by the Become charity. It provides information about what support is available to care leavers at college and university. On the site you will find general information about help with applying, funding, and accommodation, as well as a facility to search individual colleges and universities to find out what help and support they offer to care leavers – Propel.

The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) NNECL is a national organisation which provides information about higher education activities and resources for care leavers, children in care, and those who support them – NNECL.