Our local offer tells you the support we can offer care leavers. It sets out what can be expected in Barnsley, as well as information about the help and support that we, and our partners, will provide to you as a care leaver.
Our local offer has been developed by speaking to care leavers in Barnsley.
We review it each year and measure it's success against what people tell us about their direct experience of services.
Please let us know if there are any questions regarding the Local Offer or areas in which the Offer can be improved Please send your comments directly through the contact us online portal within the Local Offer or by discussing with your Personal Advisor.
The Care Leaver Covenant
The Care Leaver Covenant is a promise made by public, private or voluntary organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them live independently.
For more information please discuss this with your Personal Advisor and/or visit the Care Leaver Covenant website.
There's also a Care Leaver Covenant app that you can download, which gives up to date information on the following areas:
It's a useful source of information and support and is regularly updated with new information.
The Empathy Summit
The Empathy Summit (hosted by Sue Perkins) helped to bring alive how the Covenant can assist and support you. It was first broadcast at 5pm on 29 October 2020 and can now be viewed online.
You're entitled to a personal adviser who is there to help you prepare for independent living and offer support with your next steps.
You have the right to be involved in all decisions made about you. We also want to support you to be an active member of society.
You have a right to see all of the information we record about you and this access can be requested at any time.
Support is available to help you find suitable accommodation and to live independently over the age of 18.
Find out about the range of support available to help you to achieve your career aims and aspirations.
Your pathway plan will outline the financial support you will receive and when your payments will occur.