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.

Published 26 October 2018