Find the latest resources and information for care experienced young people



FosterTalk are dedicated to supporting those who care, but we are also dedicated to supporting those in care or who have care experience. We have created this extensive guide to outline which universities in England provide support packages for students who have been in care and what this support entails.

As we know it can be a stressful and transitional time for any young person, we hope this makes life easier for those figuring out where they want to take their next steps, making the process as accessible as possible.

Included in the guide are first hand experiences from students themselves who have used some of the support available, the gaps that universities need to fill in their support, as well as statements from universities across the country.


epic futures

Part of the Martin James Foundation, Epic support young, aspiring entrepreneurs with an emphasis on those from disadvantaged, displaced or care backgrounds and provide them with the skills and knowledge to bring their business dreams to life.

EPIC’s Young Business Programme is the perfect way for budding entrepreneurs to be able to launch or develop their existing business idea in a three month period.

Find out more at

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The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) was first established as a volunteer network in June 2013 by higher education institutions and national organisations committed to the progression and support of care experienced students in further and higher education. Working together they aim to transform the opportunities available by championing the continuous improvement of local practice, multi-agency partnerships and national collaboration.


The Care Leaver Covenant is a national inclusion programme that supports care leavers aged 16-25 to live independently. It provides over 2000 opportunities for care leavers covering employment, training and holistic support along with home kits, home DIY refurbishments, free tickets and discounts.

become charity

Become’s mission is to help children in care and young care leavers to believe in themselves and to heal, grow and unleash their potential. They work alongside them to make the care system the best it can be.

Their vision is that care-experienced people have the same chances as everyone else to live happy, fulfilled lives.

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