Looked After Children (LAC) & Care Leavers (CL)

Support we offer to students

Upon disclosure to the College of North West London, the service we can offer are:

  • Dedicated, bespoke enrolment process with a guided tour of the college
  • Careers, Guidance and Course advice
  • Access to one to one support from our Looked After Children/Care Leavers Champion

Dedicated, bespoke enrolment process with a guided tour of the college

We understand that Looked After Children/Care Leavers are the most vulnerable students. We aim to provide an enrolment process which unique and bespoke to the students’ needs. Entering a new college environment could be very daunting. In order to remove such barriers we can offer a college tour to enable the young learner to adapt to learning environment and facilities offered before college starts.

Careers & Guidance

Access to our Careers, Guidance and Course Advisors is integral to placing the right student onto the right course. We would like to ensure access to the most up-to-date information, advice and guidance to enable a well informed decision on the courses and future plans.

Access to one to one support from our LAC/CL Champions

Once enrolled and disclosed, we aim to allocate a Looked After/Care Leaver Champion. The benefits are:

  • Dedicated Caseload Worker
  • We also offer an enhanced financial support packages for 16-18 years olds of up to £1,200 and 19+ Care Leavers could get up to £600 and other benefits such as travel and course fees.
  • Regular one to ones meeting
  • Attendance monitoring

Services we offer to Local Authorities

We can provide regular updates to the Local Authorities on the students’ progress, attendance and any other matters. This can be provided in a frequency which suits the Local Authority.

The services we offer for Local Authorities:

  • Single point of contact for students and Local Authorities
  • Progress updates on attendance and achievements
  • Payments queries for financial support
  • Service Level Agreement

Single point of contact for students and Local Authorities

Having a main contact will benefit the Local Authorities by reducing the number of staff members to contact within the organisation.

Progress updates on attendance and achievements

We can provide regular updates to the Local Authority on the students’ progress, attendance and any other matters. This can be provided in a frequency which suits the Local Authority.

Payments queries for financial support

Students may contact the Local Authority for issues with payments relating to Financial Support.

Service Level Agreement

Students may contact the Local Authority for issues with payments relating to Financial Support. By having a designated looked after child and care leaver champion will hugely benefit the Local Authority.

Please click on this link to access our Service Level Agreement for more detailed information.

Who to contact

You can contact us by calling us on 0208 208 5050 or email to support@cnwl.ac.uk