To celebrate National Care Leavers Week 2021, Leicestershire Cares has launched it’s Promise to Care Toolkit. The toolkit is coproduced with care experienced young people, and is targeted at businesses, local authorities and support organisations, to give an insight into the issues facing care experienced young people looking for work. It gives ideas on how to care experienced young people before and during the recruitment process, and when they are in employment.
Get our Toolkit here: Promise to Care Toolkit
This toolkit does not have all the answers to breaking down the barriers to employment for care experienced young people. However, we hope that it leads to conversations between the business community and young people which will increase the understanding of both parties' needs and aspirations. Bringing businesses, communities, local government, support agencies and young people together in partnership is the way we can make sure that no one is left behind.Jacob Brown, Voices Development Officer
Hear the voices of care experienced young people
This podcast will give an insight into the issues facing care experienced young people looking for work. It will give ideas on how to support them before and during the recruitment process, and when they are in employment.
Our work with care experienced young people
- Find out about the work we do with care experienced young people: mental wellbeing, employment and training, campaigning for Care Leavers rights, building social connection.
- Sign our Promise to Care
- Hear the voices of care experienced young people in our Podcasts
- Taking Hold of Our Heritage project. Get a digital download of the book
- Become a mentor to a care experienced young person
For more information about our work with care experienced young people, please contact Jacob Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
With thanks to Esmee Fairbairn for their support for our Care Experienced Young People's Programme.