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Care Leaver Covenant

A commitment from public, private and voluntary sector organisations to support people leaving care.

The Care Leaver Covenant (CLC) is part of the government’s keep on caring strategy to support people leaving care to become independent.

It allows public, private and voluntary sector organisations to pledge support, including:

  • apprenticeships
  • work experience
  • free or discounted goods and services

All support given through CLC will help care leavers to make a transition to independence. This ranges from CV training to accommodation for care leavers in higher education.

Every care leaver has a personal adviser who can provide information on CLC offers.

CLC complements the offers that local authorities make to care leavers.

A speech delivered at the CLC launch by Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Children and Families, provides more detail on offers to people leaving care.

CLC delivery partner

Spectra First will promote CLC and sign up private and voluntary organisations to pledge support.

Find out how you can support CLC and see other pledges made by non-government organisations.

Pledges from government departments

CLC has been signed by government departments across Whitehall.

All departments are offering paid 12 month internships to care leavers in 2019.

New offers will be added to each department’s pledge page.

  1. Attorney General’s Office: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  2. Cabinet Office: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  3. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  4. Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  5. Department for Education: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  6. Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  7. Department of Health and Social Care: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  8. Department for International Development: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  9. Department for International Trade: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  10. Department for Transport: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  11. Department for Work and Pensions: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  12. Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  13. HM Treasury: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  14. Home Office: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  15. Ministry of Defence: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  16. Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  17. Ministry of Justice: Care Leaver Covenant offer
Published 26 October 2018