Care Leavers Covenant

Support for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

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Support for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

Our Care Leavers’ Covenant

At Southport College we want you to achieve your potential. That’s why there is a support package available that is specifically for you.   If there is anything that creates a barrier to your learning, we are here to help.

We are committed to ensuring that our Looked After Children and Care Leavers receive the best opportunities and support to succeed in achieving their aims.  We aim to offer each young person identified as being in care or a care leaver personalised support which may include:

  •          Pre application help and transition support
  •          Financial Support and advice including Guaranteed Bursary, Free Meals (visit our Financial Supportpagefor more information on the 16-19 Bursary Fund)
  •          Advice and Guidance with a dedicated member of staff including Progression Support, Careers Guidance and Higher Education Transitional Support
  •          Enrichment Opportunities
  •          Retention support from a Student Engagement Officer
  •          Acting as an advocate
  •          Supporting and accessing specialist services
  •          One to one support sessions with Progress Tutors
  •          Counselling and personal support
  •          Outreach work
  •          Collaborative working with external agencies including the relevant Local Authority and key professionals
  •          Contribution to their Personal Education Plan
  •          Guidance for Higher Education including financial advice

Named Officers for support: Karen Marsh, Rebecca Rothwell, Liz Jones and Laura Rad

Telephone:  01704 392821 Email guidance@southport.ac.uk 

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