The Care Leavers Association is “an ever growing network of care leavers.”
The Care Leavers Association is a national user led charity aimed at improving the lives of care leavers of all ages. We bring together the voices and experiences of care leavers to support care leavers of all ages, improve the current care system and change for the better society’s perception of people in care.
We work with individuals through our specific projects, campaigns, lobby and advocate for change at all levels of government and provide training and awareness for a range of organisations.
Our Vision is for “a good life in care, a good life after care.”
Our mission is “to bring together the voices of care leavers of all ages so that we improve the current care system, improve the quality of life of care leavers throughout their life and change for the better society’s perception of people who have been in care.”
Our Strategic Outcomes are to:
To achieve this we have an overarching set of 5 strategic aims:
The Objects are for the relief of adults who have spent some or all of their childhood in care, by associating together said persons, local authorities, statutory agencies and other organisations by:
Providing advice, guidance and support so that care leavers may fulfil their potential as individuals and members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved
Advancing the education of the public, service providers and the media by providing information, training and advice on the issues affecting care leavers with the object of ending negative stereotyping and social exclusion
Improving care services for care leavers and those still in care
Empowerment all care leavers are empowered to take control of their own lives
Voice all care leavers and looked after children have a right to have their voices heard
Perceptions we all have a responsibility to challenge and change perceptions of the care system, care leavers and looked after children
Truthfulness everybody has a truth that should be recognised and treated with respect
If you would like to find out more you can visit our website http://www.careleavers.com or contact the office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0161 236 5665