What is the Care Leavers Covenant?
The Covenant is a promise made by private, public or voluntary organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25. We support the principles of the care leavers covenant which are:
- That all parts of society have a responsibility to help Care leavers to avoid poor outcomes and make a successful transition to adulthood
- That action to support Care leavers should be in their best interests, promote their health and well-being and secure the best possible outcomes for them.
We are thrilled that Coventry University has pledged it’s support to the covenant, with advice and input from our Self-Supporting Students Community, and has committed to providing various support including:
- Supporting the Students Union to continue to provide opportunities and experiences for care leavers
- Bursaries for University-owned accommodation to Care leavers.
- Access to 52-week accommodation if required.
You can read Coventry University’s commitment to the covenant by clicking here.
In response to the news about the Care Leavers Covenant, Self-Supporting Students Officer, Robert Alego said the following:
‘As self-supporting officer, I am proud to have worked alongside the Equity and Diversity team at CUSU in shaping change for new and existing care leavers and other self-supporting groups. Amazing work’ Robert Alego, Self-Supporting Students Officer
The university is also able to offer free accomdation for 10 students who are care experienced. You can read more about this by clicking here.