Are you a child who is looked after or a care leaver?
Need extra support?
Our careers advisers are here to help
Some of them specialise in supporting children and young people in residential care, foster care or who are leaving care.
If you are in care or leaving care and you're under 18, you will have a 'responsible adult' working with you, such as a social worker or a leaving care personal adviser. They may put you in touch with one of our specialist careers advisers but you can also get in touch with us yourself, you don't have to wait for them to do it for you.
We will help you make plans about your future and when there are changes going on in your life to:
- work out the support you need
- get an apprenticeship, job with training or get into further education, with extra support if you need it
- sort out problems in college, work or training
As a care leaver I don't have parents to support and motivate me. But, I do have my careers adviser with me every step of the way. She is amazing.
Care leaver, Calderdale and Kirklees area.
Live in Calderdale?
If you are aged between 16 and 25, Melissa or one of the advisers working in our Halifax Careers Centre can help and suppot you - ring 01484 225500 and ask for Halifax Centre.
Live in Kirklees?
Richard supports young people in residential care or independent living up to the age of 21 and Susan and Kirsty work in schools and colleges across Kirklees. Ring 01484 225500 to be put in touch with them.
Want to talk to someone?
One of our C&K Careers advisers who works with children who are looked after and care leavers or the careers adviser in your school or college can help and advise you – get in touch.
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Page updated November 2017