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Carers of children looked after and care leavers

Carers of looked after childrenOur careers advisers offer extra support to children looked after and their carers

Careers advisers work out of our centres, local schools and colleges, and other locations, including local community settings, supporting young people and the staff who help them.

Careers advice

All young people are entitled to impartial and independent careers information, advice and guidance from our experienced advisers to help them develop their skills and talents fully.

Where additional support is required, our specialist careers advisers are available to work closely with vulnerable young people, including looked after children and care leavers, up to the age of 25. They offer:

  • individual face-to-face support to advise on careers and courses, apprenticeships and training, and other post 16 options
  • practical help with job search, including CV writing, job/course applications and interviews
  • help with accessing other support they need

Thank you for getting me motivated, really enjoying college and work.
Young person visiting one of our Careers Centres.

Partnership working 

Our advisers are keen to support carers to make sure children looked after and care leavers reach their full potential. We work with a range of other services, such as:

Need to contact us?

Get in touch with the careers team in school


  • Ring 01484 242000 and ask for your careers adviser by name

You can also talk to one of our careers advisers via our Chat service:

It's open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Get in touch with your nearest centre:

Page updated July 2019

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
Huddersfield Careers Centre
24 High Street

T: 01484 242000 - general enquiries

T: 01484 213856 - Chat service, speak to a careers adviser