National Care Leavers Week Monday 25 October – Sunday 31 October 2021!
Here's what we are up to and how you can get involved...
CARE LEAVERS NATIONAL MOVEMENT CONFERENCE 2021
Friday 22nd October 2021
We are kicking off the week with the Care Leavers National Movement Conference 2021! The conference will bring together young people, House Projects and Partners to share their Peer Evaluation findings, celebrate their achievements and provide an opportunity to be connected. The conference has been planned, and will be delivered by Care Leavers National Movement - a group of 18 Care Leavers from across 13 House Projects in England and Scotland.
Care Leavers National Movement chose 'Community’ as one of three focus areas for their evaluation and have dedicated the conference to this. Community is very significant to young people as it creates the foundations to live a happy and fulfilling life. They value the importance of community spirit and the positive impact it can have on the lives of Care Leavers.
The day will be full of opportunities for Local House Projects and Partners to share best practice and contribute to the development of a wider community for young people.
CLNM PEER EVALUATION FINDINGS 2021
Coming soon... to be announced at the CLNM conference!
JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Throughout the week we will be celebrating National Care Leavers Week on social media! Join us by using #NCLW2021.
KEEP CARE LEAVERS CONNECTED
Friday 29th October 2021, we launch the Care Leavers Support Portal!
As lockdown was imposed in March 2020 the Department For Education asked the National House Project about ways in which we engaged our community of care leavers and as a result we were asked in to develop an online support platform for care leavers in every Local Authority across the country. As young people in our Care Leavers National Movement (CLNM) were driving a digital poverty campaign it was only natural that they would become a reference group for this work and moreover we were keen for this approach to be led by care leavers for care leavers.
The Care Leavers Support Portal (CLSP) has been designed to provide a platform for every Local Authority which has the same look and feel as a website. The CLSP will share the same look for all LAs, however, you can personalise and customise with logos and resources. Care leavers are added by a staff member and via a secure log in system and young people can then;
Access information and communicate more easily with services
Have a local voice
Access support when they need it
Be connected to other young people