Looked After Young People and Care Leavers Toolkit

Like all young people, LAYP/CL have their own needs, interests and motivations to learn. They need access to a range of learning provision that provides access to appropriate pathways and enables them to develop the skills they need to lead full, active and independent lives as young workers, parents and citizens.

During 2016 Learning and Work institute worked in partnership with Welsh Government to develop a resource for providers across the learning and skills sector including further education institutions’, work based learning providers, higher education institutions and youth, adult and community learning services – all of whom have a key role to play in enabling LAYP/CL to achieve their potential.

This resource closely follows the four key sections of the Buttle UK Quality Mark Framework, which are:

  • Raising aspirations and pre-entry outreach
  • Application, entry and induction
  • On-going support
  • Monitoring outcomes and impact

In this resource you will find examples of good practice and reflective questions to assess current performance, in each of these areas. This will enable individual providers to set their own SMART targets for the future development of their provision and support for LAYP/CL.

This resource supports the ambitions of the ‘Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after’ strategy and Welsh Government’s commitment to securing good outcomes for all looked after children and young people.