Vision & Mission
The Care Leavers Association is “an ever growing network of care leavers.”


A good life in care and a good life after care.


To bring together the voices of care leavers of all ages so that we improve the current care system, improve the quality of life of care leavers throughout their life and change for the better society’s perception of people who have been in care.

Charitable Objects

The Objects are for the relief of adults who have spent some or all of their childhood in care, by associating together said persons, local authorities, statutory agencies and other organisations by:

Providing advice, guidance and support so that care leavers may fulfil their potential as individuals and members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved

Advancing the education of the public, service providers and the media by providing information, training and advice on the issues affecting care leavers with the object of ending negative stereotyping and social exclusion

Improving care services for care leavers and those still in care

Core Values

Empowerment all care leavers are empowered to take control of their own lives

Voice all care leavers and looked after children have a right to have their voices heard

Perceptions we all have a responsibility to challenge and change perceptions of the care system, care leavers and looked after children

Truthfulness everybody has a truth that should be recognised and treated with respect