Care Leavers Awards event - “This is me”

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.

Donations from


Care leaver of the year

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

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.

Community Champion

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

Heart of Gold Award

To recognise a young person who has shown tremendous support and love/care.

Determined to Learn

To recognise a young person for their commitment to learning e.g. had excellent attendance; shown determination or achieved results that were better than expected.

Future leader

To recognise a young person who has demonstrated a commitment to their personal development and shown skills of leadership.

Job and Enterprise Award

To recognise a care leaver who has shown determination, commitment and motivation in work or business.

Inspirational Award

To recognise a young person who has shown ambition, aspiration, resilience and remained focussed despite the barriers they have faced.

Through Care

Address: Broadgate House

Telephone: 024 7678 7808