Care Leavers Awards event - “Our Time is Now”

As a Council, we are a Corporate Parent to over 700 children and 400 care leavers, many of whom have had a chaotic or traumatic start to their lives.

These awards celebrate the achievement of our young people aged between 16 and 25 years old. Like any parent we have big aspirations for our children and young people and are immensely proud of their incredible achievements. This is why we bring young people, carers, support staff and organisations together to celebrate them.


A big thank you to the organisations below who signed up to sponsor the Care Leaver Awards in 2021.


Education Star

This award recognises outstanding achievements in an individual’s own learning, whether this be through school, college, higher education or volunteering programmes. The award also acknowledges commitments made to apprenticeships and/or employment.

Sports Hero

This award recognises young people involved in competitive and/or non-competitive, individual or team sports. You may wish to nominate a young person who has proved to be an outstanding team player or has achieved great things through sport and physical activity. It may be that the young person has overcome personal challenges through a passion for sport.

Independence Star

This award recognises those young people ready for independence or who have successfully moved on to independence either with engaging in support or making positive changes.

Life Changer

This award recognises those young people who despite the most difficult of circumstances have overcome or are overcoming barriers and are showing resilience towards their path to a positive future and outcome.

Positive Role Model

This award recognises young people who have set a good example to others by demonstrating peer support and positive and constructive input towards services available to care leavers.

Inspirational Award

This award recognises that In the face of adversity the young person has overcome health issues or other major challenges that have impacted upon their health.

Community Champion

This award recognises contributions made to the local community. This could include supporting or leading groups, charity work, helping and doing good for others, volunteering time and any other areas where a young person is making a positive contribution to the community.

Culture Champion

This award recognises those young people who have made a positive contribution to the cultural life of the city.

Care Leaver of the Year

This award recognises those young people who have made Outstanding Achievements in the year.

Through Care

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