Care Leavers

Preparing for adult life with a strong emotional core which is vital to success

We are delighted to be able to offer our innovative Chance 2 Change Programme to organisations and agencies working with care leavers.

With our proven effectiveness and demonstrable results our approach can be applied to clients experiencing the complex issues associated with leaving care including:


  • The transition to independent living

  • Lack of positive & appropriate relationships

  • Lack of emotional resilience and self awareness

  • Low self-esteem & self belief

  • Feelings associated with abandonment, abuse and neglect


Care leavers are a group that experience complex and deep seated emotional needs and these must be treated for change to be successful. They are a group that has experienced rejection, abandonment and trauma on numerous levels and these events can leave them with negative thought processes that lead to negative behaviour patterns.


It is no coincidence that around two thirds of young people in custody have experienced the care system. They struggle to cope, can find it very hard to form positive, appropriate relationships and have difficulty with self-esteem leading to criminal behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse and long term unemployment.


In effect working with care leavers is not just beneficial for the young person themselves, but also for society.

Chance 2 Change provides a solution to tackling these concerns via its proven methodology.


We can:

  • Work intensively to help heal young people so they can change the patterns of their young lives and move forwards to achieve themselves.

  • Building emotional intelligence & resilience

  • Helping to set realistic life plans and supporting them to achieve goals

  • Building self-respect to allow positive decision making

We also work with a selective group of business partners to include preparation and training for sustained employment or further education – something that often eludes young care leavers.