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Supporting care leavers into meaningful opportunities in the North-East

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NE4 7SA

Newcastle College - HE HUB

Scotswood Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 7SA

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Join the Care Leaver Covenant for our first ever in-person event in the North-East!

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In collaboration with Newcastle College and NCG, this is a Care Leaver Covenant event including presentations and interactive talks on-:

• The Care Leaver Covenant – how it works and how to sign up

• Strategies for businesses who want to engage and support care leavers

• First-hand experiences from our young people: navigating education and employment

A light breakfast will be available at the start of the event including a selection of Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Rolls, Vegetarian Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Rolls (V), Fresh Fruit Salad (V) and Cereal Bars (V) Served with Fairtrade Tea and Coffee and Fresh Orange Juice.

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Newcastle College - HE HUB

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Organiser Spectra

Organiser of Supporting care leavers into meaningful opportunities in the North-East

Spectra is a social value agency, based in Wolverhampton, that works with national and regional governments, philanthropists and some of the UK’s largest and most progressive organisations, from Amazon and Metro Bank to ITV. Spectra design and deliver innovative diversity and inclusion programmes that champion empathy and increase representation of minority communities within education and business environments.

Spectra is the national delivery agent for the Care Leaver Covenant, a cross-government strategic pledge to support young people transitioning from care to independence.

In the UK there are around 70,000 children in care and about 10,000 young people leave care each care. Our current support structures for these young people are not sufficient: around 40% of care leavers aged 19-21 are unemployed (Vs. 14% of the general population) and over 25% of both the male and female prison populations are care leavers.

Since the launch of the Covenant, over 1000 opportunities have been made accessible to care leavers by our diverse signatory network of over 150 organisations, including London’s Old Vic Theatre, Liverpool FC Foundation, Barnardo’s and Engie.

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