GHWY launches pack of online resources to complement the Care Leaver Covenant 

As part of our mission to enhance and understand the use and impact of the Care Leaver Covenant in the community, GHWY has developed a pack of reflective resources for key influencers of care experienced young people. 

These additional resources are designed to help people who live, work with or support care experienced young people to reflect on their roles as people with influence over young people’s aspirations, decisions and actions. We hypothesise that this should stimulate interest and engagement with the Care Leaver Covenant and local HE provision. 

In order to capture the interest, use and usefulness of the Covenant alongside the new resources, the pack is available online by request from our website, free of chargeRecipients will be asked to opt into a follow up online survey designed to evaluate short term impact. 

Since launching the Covenant in 2017, we have worked to build a region-wide network of contacts for care experienced young people and champions of their progression to HE. We will draw upon this network to disseminate the pack to the following community stakeholders: 

  • Foster carers 
  • Residential children’s home workers and managers  
  • Leaving care staff  
  • Social workers  
  • School and FE support progression staff 
  • Community and third sector practitioners 

The Care Leaver Covenant, which benchmarks and brings together our partner support for care experienced young people, epitomises the collaborative approach to widening participation in West YorkshireWe are delighted to launch this next phase of our Covenant and we hope you will join us to spread these resources far and wide across the region. 

Find out more and request the resources.

Please do share with colleagues and contacts across schools, sixth forms, colleges, local authorities and community organisations.