College signs up to care covenant

Borders College has become the latest education provider to sign up to support the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant.

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 4:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 3:09 pm
Liz McIntyre (Borders College Principal), Brian Jamieson (President of Borders College Students Association), Jen MacKenzie (Care Aware Advisor) & Ewan Ross (CELCIS)

College Principal Liz McIntyre signed the Covenant at the inaugural meeting of the Borders Young Talent Steering Group at the Scottish Borders Campus last week.  The meeting was well attended by various representatives from local authority groups including Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Foster Care Connect, Action for Children and various local Secondary Schools. 

The Borders Young Talent Programme (BYTP) is an exciting new project which will support Schools Academy senior phase pupils who are looked after away from home, either in foster or residential care, or have caring responsibilities for either an adult or sibling.

Each young person will be allocated a mentor who will become their advocate, adviser and provide one-to-one support.