Are you a child who is looked after or a care leaver?

young personNeed support?

Our careers advisers can give you extra support if you need it

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, one of the advisers working in our Halifax Careers Centre can help and suppot you - ring 01422 754300

Live in Kirklees?

Richard and Clare support 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 213855 to be put in touch with them.

Need to contact us?

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.

  • Ring 01484 242000 and ask for your careers adviser by name

You can also talk to one of our careers advisers via our Chat service:

It's open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Page updated July 2019

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
Huddersfield Careers Centre
24 High Street

T: 01484 242000 - general enquiries

T: 01484 213856 - Chat service, speak to a careers adviser