Care Leaver Mentoring

Care Leaver Mentoring

A Care Leaving Mentor can assist young people to achieve a sense of confidence, belonging and achievement by helping them to strive towards their goals, and help promote the skills required to live independently.

“My mentor stood by me through the transition of leaving care, helped me move into my new accommodation and always had an ear to listen.”

“Without my mentor and YLF’s support, I don’t think I would have completed my apprenticeship.”

Many young people face numerous challenges when they transition out of care. They may face financial challenges, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and confidence, difficulties in finding work, and many more.

A Care Leaving Mentor can motivate and assist a care Leaver, help develop confidence and skills required to live independently, and if requested, can advocate on their behalf at meetings or appointments.

Read the Care Leaving Mentor Leaflet for Young People
Read what Dan and Karleigh said about their mentoring experiences

If you are a care leaver interested in having a mentor, you can refer yourself for mentoring by heading to our Refer a Young Person page here or call us on 01622 693459.

If you could volunteer as a Care Leaving Mentor, visit our volunteering pages here.

For any further information please call or contact us, we will be happy to help.