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Young People in Care and Care Leavers

Support for care leavers at the University

Warwick offers a wide range of pastoral, academic and financial support for students who come to study here. We have a named contact for care-experienced young people at the University (Emily Cannon) so that you have a single point of contact both before you get here and during your studies. Emily can can offer you one-to-one support throughout your application and enrolment process, and then during your studies at the University. And don’t worry, we will only share your information with those who need to know, and who you agree should be informed.

Read about the Support Services available and find links to Support Networks in the menu below. You can open each section to find out more.
Care experienced: this means that you have been looked after for at least 3 months at any point in your childhood
    Care leaver: this means that you are care experienced and that you were in the care of your local authority for at least 13 weeks at any time since the age of 14, and were in care on your 16th birthday
      This care may have been provided in many different settings, including living with foster carers; living in a residential children's home; being looked after at home under a supervision order; living with relatives under a guardianship agreement
        If you are under 19, have left care and have been living independently, we can also offer you additional support.

        Make sure you tick the care experienced box on your UCAS application. The University will assess you application and may contact you for evidence of your care status. You will need to be able to provide evidence to support your circumstances – for example, a signed letter or email from your Social Worker or Personal Advisor confirming you have been in care prior to taking up your place at Warwick or evidence that you have been in receipt of Income Support and Housing Benefit during your post-16 education.

          Please submit details here:Tell us more about you
          If you have lived in care, we hope this information will be useful for you. If you or your supporters have any questions, please contact Emily by emailing

          Contact us

          Emily Cannon

          Widening Participation Lifecycle Officer