Why focus on care experienced young people?

According to the Office for Students, "Those with care experience have significantly poorer educational and life outcomes than the general population on average, and are underrepresented in higher education". 

Through our work, we are trying to help create more opportunities and close the educational / occupational gaps for care experienced young people. 

?OnTrack Programme

The OnTrack Programme is specifically for care experienced young people. During term breaks, we invite care experienced young people and their carers to fun and informational events. 

Recently, we have held events at local education providers and partners, including, York St John, Askham Bryan College, University of York and CU Scarborough. 

Our next event will be our annual launch event, this year held at Askham Bryan College on 1 November. 

If you want to learn more about the On Track Programme or upcoming events, please do send us an email.

?York and North Yorkshire Care Experienced Network

What is it?

The network was set up to provide a space in York & North Yorkshire for those who are actively engaged in working with or for care experienced young people to share best practice and discuss challenges/possible resolutions. As a collective voice, the network works together to disseminate evidence of effective regional practice to influence future policy and funding.

What are the objectives?

  • To meet virtually once a term to share current and future care experienced related practice
  • To devise and deliver collaborative initiatives that will meet the needs of care experienced young people in York & North Yorkshire
  • To enable the effective delivery of collaborative outreach activity to all young care experienced learners
  • To ensure any outreach activity is designed and delivered as a planned programme of interlocking interventions
  • To promote the work of the group through active encouragement and dissemination of individual and collaborative initiatives
  • To ensure educational progression opportunities, particularly to FE and HE are promoted and accessible to all care experienced young people
  • To use the network email list to share research projects and other related literature and opportunities

Want to join?

Membership is open to anyone actively engaged in working with or for care experienced young people in York & North Yorkshire.

Meetings are convened by the Inspiring Choices programme, who are responsible for chairing the meetings and circulating informal meeting notes.

To join the network contact Inspiring Choices – and you will be added to the mailing list.

Please find the flyer here. 



Resources designed to support young people who are navigating school, further education, and higher education!

school students

Parents and Carers

Resources for Parents/Carers to enable you to support young people as they make decisions about their future



Resources for teachers/practitioners working with young people and supporting the Careers curriculum in school/college


Additional Support

Resource and information relating to specific groups and / or circumstances that may benefit from additional support.