mentoring young person video call

If you feel you need extra support when you leave care, you can use our mentoring service.

A mentor can help you by listening and giving you advice on essential life skills.

They can also support you to:

  • attend meetings
  • find work
  • manage your finances.

You can identify four goals you would like to achieve by having a mentor. You would then meet with your mentor for a minimum of four hours a month, or at times that work for you over a period of six to nine months, or until you are ready to stop.

Our mentors are volunteers who have been trained by the Young Lives Foundation. They are independent from social services.

If you would like to find out more about having a mentor or want to request one, you can speak to your personal advisor or contact the Young Lives Foundation directly on their Young People’s Freephone Line 0808 164 0096.

Moving Forwards service

The Moving Forwards service supports young people leaving care (aged 18 to 25), and those aged 16 or 17 who are at the transition stage, including former unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Find out more about the Moving Forwards service.