Collaborative Care Leaver Covenant updated for 2023-24 

Go Higher West Yorkshire’s (GHWY) collaborative Care Leaver Covenant has been updated for 2023-24.

The e-resource, which was originally launched in 2017, demonstrates the ongoing commitment to care-experienced people shown by our 13 Higher Education (HE) members. Updated annually, it brings together all the support, information, and top tips offered by our members in a single, easy to navigate document.  

This year’s document includes a commitment by all our members to move towards using a common definition of ‘care experienced’. This removes one of the barriers in the HE applications process for those who have had experience of the care system, which is the confusion of trying to navigate and make sense of different definitions for access to support. 

The resource also revises the support categories that our members offer to care-experienced students, with new check-boxes for the common definition and the NNECL Quality Mark (an accreditation process for universities and colleges to demonstrate their support for the inclusion and success of care-experienced individuals).  

In addition, the document includes a new and inspiring care leaver story, updated glossary of HE terms, and a refreshed list of top tips to help individuals on their HE journey.  

Download our Covenant and view additional information about the support offered by our members on our website.