Care Leavers

Vision & Mission

This Programme provides support for young people after leaving care, and to prepare those still in the care system for their next steps.

After months of working with key stakeholders across the city, including Portsmouth City Council, Flying Solo, Unlocking Potential and Hope McKellar PR, we are all delighted to be launching our first set of mentoring introductions, where these mentors will be matched with their care leavers from May 2021.

The programme is being shaped with the help of former care leavers and aims to build ongoing relationships between the business community and the care leaver.

For our first round of mentors, Shaping approached our Partner organisations in the fields of media, electrical wholesales, local colleges and telecom companies. Our Partners are trusted, and we are very confident they will make excellent mentors for our city’s young people. It will also give the programme team an opportunity to ensure we reiterate the aims and objectives of the mentor relationships we are looking to build and the importance of the end-user experience.

To find out more about the mentoring side of this programme, please email

Mentoring programme for care experienced young people

  • An introduction to the programme
  • What commitment is expected from the mentor?
  • How will a mentor be supported?
  • Safeguarding for everyone involved.
  • What does a mentor need to commit to?
  • How do we match mentors to mentees?

The Care Leavers Programme is delivered in partnership with:



Want to know more about this programme? Contact us.

Always looking for people

If you’d like to join this programme, send us an email and let us know a bit about yourself.