London Borough of Southwark

Outcome of Expression of Interest: Invited to apply

10,000 young people, as young as 16 years old, leave care every year. Care leavers are some of the most vulnerable young people in our society and it is the local authorities’ responsibility to give them the care and support into adulthood (25 years old). All care leavers have a plan for their care, called a Pathway Plan. National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum research has shown that most care leavers say the plan is not meaningful because it is not updated regularly, not easily accessible and worked on collaboratively. As a result care leavers don’t engage or see the benefit of the plan and the process.

We want to understand the needs of young people leaving care and how we can better help and support their lives. We want to understand how we can transform the way we work with them so that the pathway plan and process is open, dynamic, easily accessible, shared and co-designed with care leavers.

  • Digital leadership training (for council leaders, service managers or senior executives)
  • Digital and agile awareness
  • Introduction to user research
  • Introduction to service design
  • Introduction to delivery management
  • Introduction to product management
  • Agile for teams