Making sure Care-Experienced people can access opportunities, services and support
Care-experienced people often face barriers to participating in activities and engaging with services, including limited access to finance and transport, changes of residence, low levels of numeracy/literacy, unresolved trauma, fear of failure, loss or rejection and problems associated with negative coping strategies.
Corporate Parents must take action to overcome these barriers, ensuring that children and young people can meaningfully access the opportunities they make available and the services and support they provide. Part of this duty is making the eligible population informed of the opportunities available.
In the video below, Gary talks about the services that would have benefitted him at university if he had known they were available.
Your institution will have a Corporate Parenting action plan.
Find an example from your plan on how your institution plans to make sure Care-Experienced people can access opportunities, services and support and make notes on how your role could contribute to this.