Care Leaver's Charter

The City of York Care Leaver Charter was written in consultation with care leavers and I Still Matter, York Care Leaver's Forum. ​ The Charter says what Corporate Parents will do for you. A Corporate Parent is anyone who works for the Local Authority. Click on the options below for more detail of what Corporate Parents will do for you.

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To Support You

• We will offer you with a named Pathway Worker until you are 25.

• We will provide you with the information you need, when you need it.

• We will be clear and honest about your options.

• We will help you to make the right decisions for you.

• We will 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 will take time to listen to you, give you information and advice and make sure you are in contact with the right professionals.

• We will make sure that you are aware of your rights and entitlements.

• If you are unhappy, we will support you to access independent advocacy.

To Respect You

• We will respect your beliefs and culture and support you in whatever path you choose to take.

• We will not judge you.

• We will value and respect your important relationships and support you where possible to maintain these.

To Help You Plan Your Future

• When you are ready to move into independent living we will do all we can to help you feel safe and secure. We will provide support and encourage your plans.

• We will help you to access education, training and employment including apprenticeships and help you to achieve your goals.

• We will always listen and offer advice and information whatever your age.

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