Unlocking the future: Inspiring Nottinghamshire’s care leavers

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We are proud to be building a National Model for Children in Care and Care Leavers. I’m using my personal experiences of the Care System to influence policy across Local Authorities for better outcomes and we have such a huge opportunity right now!

We have already created a model of support in Nottinghamshire and we are well on the way to creating one in Derbyshire and our Neighbours in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire want in on this too. But we have to get the framework right and we now need Business Leaders to get involved. We are in this togehter.

In early Spring 2019. Nottinghamshire’s Looked After Children and Care Leavers Strategic Partnership Board, led by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire’s seven district and borough councils, will publish its Local Offer for Care Leavers.

This Offer provides Nottinghamshire’s care leavers (aged 18 to 25) with an overview of all the services and support they can expect from the councils and other public, voluntary and private sector organisations to help them make the transition to adulthood.

The care offer covers a number of different elements, one of which features the important task of preparing young people in care for the world of work and helping those leaving care to find work. With the right support, we find these young people to be hard working, extremely loyal and committed employees, achieving higher retention rates once given the training and employment opportunities to succeed.

As their “corporate parents”, councils have statutory responsibility for these young people as if they were their own children. Because of their childhood experiences, these young adult are some of the most vulnerable people in our community. As such, there’s a move to thinking that the wider community also has a responsibility for these young people.

This event will provide your business with

  • An overview of Nottinghamshire’s Local Offer for Care Leavers

  • An understanding of the experiences of being a care leaver

  • The challenges faced by care leavers when entering the world of work

  • The training and employment aspirations of care leavers

  • An opportunity to consider how your organisation can actively support care leavers to fulfil their potential through work

  • Information on the support available to your organisation when working with care leavers

A full agenda will be provided nearer the event. Hot breakfast rolls and hot drinks will be served from 7.15am. Please advise Joanne Mathieson if you have any special dietary requirements.

Please forward the information about this event and this Event Brite invitation onto any contacts in your networks who you think would like to attend.

Please notify Joanne Mathieson if you have any additional needs and there is anything that we can do to help you attend the event.

If you have any questions or would like any information about this event, please contact joanne.mathieson@nottscc.gov.uk (opens in new window)  or 0115 804 2272

For more information or an informal chat call Terry Galloway on 07838317574 or email terry@ngalloway.co.uk

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