The Objective of the Step Ladder of Achievement
The Stepladder of Achievement programme will provide both life skills and financial resources in order to enhance the capability and prospects of children and young people in care, who are likely to have experienced an unpredictable education. Our aim is to break the cycle of deprivation by enabling these young people to look forward to a normal adult life, by helping them to reverse this instability and enhance their employability prospects. In addition each young person is allocated a local mentor who will help and support them through the programme.
How it will work
In return for achieving recognised capability in six specific areas, additional payments of up to £1,500 will be added to the young person’s Junior ISA. These six steps will achieve readiness for adult life in terms of gaining employment and achieving full self-sufficiency.
The six steps are shown below with the amount that goes into the personal ISA when the module is complete
We will work with local partners Cumbria Youth Alliance to identify the most appropriate support and mentoring to work alongside the young people taking the Stepladder programme: Key to the success of the programme is its promotion to young people themselves, and we will work closely with Virtual School Heads, Foster Carers and Social Work teams within Cumbria County Council
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