Young people in or leaving care can apply for
any of our programmes. In addition we are delivering two specialist
care leaver projects in England and Scotland, both funded by the
Big Lottery Fund.
From 2012 to 2015, The Prince’s Trust in
Scotland will support 300 young care leavers with one to one
support to increase their confidence and self esteem and to develop
the social and personal skills they need to successfully move
From Care to Independence
From August 2012 to July 2017, The Prince's
Trust is delivering a new England-wide action research project
called From Care to Independence.
In partnership with the National Children’s
Bureau Research Centre (NCB) we will explore the best
model of one to one support to help care leavers into education,
training, employment or volunteering and to sustain this positive
From Care to Indepedence will be the largest
research study of its kind in the UK. We will provide one to one
support to 1000 care leavers across England through our staff,
volunteers and partner organisations. Each year we are inviting
partner organisations to be part of the research pool. This year
our partners are New Horizon, Foundation UK and Prospects.
In partnership with Headliners, we are
offering 200 care leavers the opportunity to do a photography
/media course giving them a voice.
We are also offering 20 volunteer
placements and opportunities to become Prince’s Trust Young
Ambassadors. Each year we will host the annual conference during
National Care Leavers’ Week. We will communicate with care leavers,
practitioners, policy makers and the general public. Over the five
year period, we will improve knowledge/skills, influence policy and
raise awareness about the needs of care leavers.
For more information or to get involved, please see details
at the bottom of this page.
Young people from The Prince's Trust Kennington centre have been learning photgraphy skills and producing some great creative work.
The life of Richard Cantilon, 22, from Liverpool, has changed dramatically since joining the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme six months ago. Richard is now volunteering with the Fairbridge programme in Liverpool and with Spirit.
In May 2013, a group of care leavers on the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme attended the Headliners photography course in Middlesbrough.
A group of care leavers in Hackney and Kennington took part in a six day photography course designed to encourage them to express themselves.
Tammie, 22, from Hackney shares her experience of volunteering for the innovation team at The Prince's Trust.
In partnership with The Care Leavers’ Foundation, The Prince’s Trust has hosted this year’s Annual Conference of National Care Leavers’ Week.
The Prince’s Trust is hosting a consultation event for care-leavers. If you have been in care we want to hear from you.
Photography course in Kennington
A group of seven care leavers from various backgrounds completed the Headliners photography course at The Prince's Trust Kennington Centre.
A group of young people on the Fairbridge programme in Newcastle successfully completed a six day photography course.
The second Care Leavers Advisory group meeting was held on the 4th July 2013 at The Prince’s Trust Kennington Centre.
Be part of the research
- Does your organisation provide one to one support to help
care leavers into education, training, employment or
volunteering? If you would like more information on being
part of this research study click here.
- We are offering 20 volunteer placements to young people with an
understanding of the issues affecting young people who are
currently or have previously been in care. If you are
interested please read
role description and them complete application
- In partnership with Headliners we are offering 200 care leavers
the opportunity to do a 6-day photography course, giving them
a voice. Click here.
Annual conference 2013
Annual conference 2012