Bath Spa University signs the Care Leaver CovenantTuesday, 3 August, 2021
The Access and Participation Steering Group are pleased to announce that Bath Spa University is now a signatory to the Care Leaver Covenant (CLC). The CLC is part of the government’s ‘Keep on caring’ strategy to support people aged 16-25 leaving care to become independent.
In signing the CLC, the University has made a promise to provide support and opportunity for care leavers by considering our activity in three areas:
- Student: the full student lifecycle, from outreach and application to on course support and then through to graduation
- Employment: the way in which we respond creatively to diversify our workforce, support care leaver employees and care leaver students to progress into higher level study or employment
- Community: our relationships and engagement with local communities; the civic university role.
The University’s pledge to care leavers builds upon a well-established outreach and support package for students from a care background, and long-term engagement with the wider community and professional communities of practice who support care-experienced young people.
The application was put together by Members of the Access and Participation Steering Group, including Sally Griffin, Access and Participation Manager; Gareth Pearse, Student Wellbeing Services Manager and Dylan Spicer, Student Accommodation Advisor.
The contribution is University-wide, and full details of this work and the pledge is available online.