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Health and social care

Local offer for care leavers

The Care Leaver Charter

The city of York Care Leaver Charter was written in consultation with care leavers and the ‘I Still Matter’ group.

As a corporate parent

Find out more about our promises to you as a corporate parent:

To support you we'll:

  • offer you with a named pathway worker until you are 25
  • provide you with the information you need, when you need it
  • be clear and honest about your options
  • help you to make the right decisions for you
  • support you with your move to independent life and will be there for you no matter how many times you come back for support

To listen:

  • we'll take time to listen to you, give you information and advice and make sure you are in contact with the right professionals
  • we'll make sure that you are aware of your rights and entitlements
  • if you're unhappy, we will support you to access independent advocacy

To respect you we'll:

  • respect your beliefs and culture and support you in whatever path you choose to take
  • not judge you
  • value and respect your important relationships and support you where possible to maintain these

To help you plan for your future:

  • when you're ready to move into independent living, we'll do all we can to help you feel safe and secure; we'll provide support and encourage your plans
  • we'll help you to access education, training and employment including apprenticeships and help you to achieve your goals
  • we'll always listen and offer advice and information whatever your age

Also see

Pathway Team

Howe Hill, 136 Acomb Road, York, YO24 4HA

Telephone: 01904 555389