Post 16 and care leavers

Telford & Wrekin Virtual School Post 16 PrioritiesA picture of the virtual schools logo

The aim of the Virtual School Post 16 team is to work with a range of professionals to improve outcomes for all of our children and young people in care in Years 12 and 13 and for our care leavers, through direct work with young people and driving improvement in practice amongst professionals and providers.


The Job Box

The Job Box is a free Council service which supports people of all ages at any stage of their lives who are looking for work.The job box icon

It could be your first job, a new opportunity to develop your career or if you are returning to the job market perhaps after redundancy.

Whether that’s assistance finding a new job, interview support or developing your skills – our Job Box team can help. The first step is to get in touch.

We understand everyone’s circumstances are different so we’d always recommend getting in touch to discuss your personal situation.

Visit the Job Box website to start your journey by getting in touch with the Job Box team


Care leavers

Sooner or later you will leave care and it's important that you have support to do this. You may be leaving care to live independently, return to your family, or you may choose to stay with your foster carer after you turn 18.

View information about what support is available for care leavers


My Options logoThe Skills and Enterprise Hub

The Skills and Enterprise Hub offers vocational work based training giving people opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and confidence enhancing their opportunities to move towards the world of work.

At the hub we support people to develop new skills making a wide range of high quality, excellent value products and delivering services for sale to the public including:

  • rustic goods
  • garden products
  • art and craft items
  • car washing
  • TWIGS - a community based gardening service for residents of Telford and Wrekin.

Visit the My Options website for information about the Skills and Enterprise Hub


Picture of the future focus logoFuture Focus (formally known as Connexions)

Is a free support service for children from 13-19 years (up to 25 years if you have additional needs). Future Focus provide impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and future planning. They also help you when things get in the way of your learning or future plans.

Visit the Job Box website for information about the Young People Careers Service, this service helps you into and during your education,employment and training.


Picture of the care leaver logoCare Leaver Covenant - Connects

Connects is a new resource for care leavers to access offers and information. Care leavers who sign up to Connects will receive tailored communications from the Covenant based on the details they submit, allowing Connects to provide them with appropriate employment and recreational opportunities. It also allows Connects to identify the needs and ambitions of care leavers in different locations and work with partners in these areas to provide meaningful opportunities. From July 1st all care leavers who want to take up Covenant opportunities will need to be signed up to Connects, however signing up only takes a couple of minutes and is effective immediately.

Visit the Care Covenant - Connects website

Download our information leaflets about the new resource Connects


The British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society is supporting young people at key points of transition into training, learning and work during COVID-19 and beyond.

Download the guidance from the British Psychological Society for supporting young people

Last updated: 03/02/2021 11:59

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