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Supporting Care Leavers

This section is designed to signpost you to various resources, events and information to help support the educational progression of young people who are in or who have been in care. Study Higher are committed to ensuring that Children in Care in the region have access to appropriate advice and guidance about their future education options and are aware of the support available for them if and when they enter into higher education.

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National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL)

Study Higher leads on a regional group that feeds into the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) which aims to support the progression of young people in or leaving care into and through further and higher education.  The Terms of Reference for this group can be accessed here.  The NNECL now provides a website for Children in Care, Care Leavers, and those working with them to find out about relevant activities and resources.  Their latest newsletter can be accessed here.

Events and activities

We are committed to providing tailored information and guidance about higher education opportunities to young people who are in or have been in care, their foster carers and other professionals who work with them.  We are happy to run bespoke events for LAC on request. Please email if you would like us to arrange a visit, talk or experience for your young people.



Propel is a new, fully searchable website, which provides care leavers with information on the support available to them from colleges and universities offering higher education (HE) courses across the UK. The website, developed by The Who Cares? Trust, a voice and champion for children in care and care leavers, aims to inspire more care-experienced young people to see that they could further their ambitions by going to university or college.

Young people considering applying for an HE course at college or university - and the professionals supporting them - will be able to access full information about each institution’s pastoral and financial provision for care leavers, as well as inspirational stories from care-experienced students.

Support in higher education

For more information about how Study Higher institutions support Care Leavers, click on the relevant partner below:

Buckinghamshire New University

University of Reading

University of Oxford

Oxford Brookes University