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Care Leavers

The University of Kent and recognises that care leavers face varying challenges when entering higher education and, therefore, offers  support from the pre-entry stage right through to graduation and beyond. They have addressed some of the issues by putting a comprehensive entitlement package in place.  The package aims to address some of the specific requirements that care leavers may need help with when entering university. Information on how to apply for the package and also for assistance with travel costs to attend interviews can be found here Care Leaver Package

Information about the full range of assistance offered as well as contact details for key staff members can be found in the following publication Kent Support 2016.  

Student Finance England also produces a Factsheet for Care Leavers which contains information about how to apply for the funding you are entitled to.   

The Care Leavers Association is a valuable source of information that is specifically relevant to young people who are about to leave care, as well as advice for or those who have already left and continuing with their education.

The Drive Forward Foundation, who support skills development and future planning for care leavers and those still in the care of local authorities