Our Mission

To empower young people to make positive choices and take control of their move into independent living. To provide young people with the best possible guidance and best possible experience of the first steps to independence. To provide young people with the best support available, promoting opportunity and ambition. To raise the standards of the leaving care experience for young people across the Northwest.

Our Values

The staff team at Northwest Leaving Care work in ways that are consistent with and supportive of the company's Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Policy, The Children Act 1989, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child 1991 and The Care Standards Act, 2000.

The staff team at Northwest Leaving Care aims to be continually aware of ways in which certain groups within society are disadvantaged, particularly in relation to age, gender, ethnicity, religion, class, disability and sexual preference, and are dedicated to help address inequality and disadvantage.

Our Shared Values

Religion & Culture

Young people will be encouraged to thrive culturally, whilst their own culture will be encouraged through the skills and knowledge of our dedicated staff.

Dignity and Respect

We recognise and value all young people, their uniqueness, and personal needs. We are committed to respond to young people with dignity and respect.


We challenge, support and encourage other people not to discriminate against young people or others on the grounds of age, ethnicity, culture, language, religious beliefs, gender, disability, sexual preference or sexuality.


We are committed to working in partnership with young people, their parents, and carers and families, social workers and with other agencies and organisations to provide young people with best possible start to their independence.


We have a commitment to providing the best possible support for young people to help them prepare for their independence. Everything we do focuses on ensuring all young people have the best possible start to their adult life.


We have a commitment to young people’s rights and entitlements as set out in the Children Act 1989 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and which are further endorsed within the National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes Regulations 2001.


We have a commitment to listen to young people about what they think about the support they need and about what is important to them in their lives.


We have a commitment to involving young people and their families in decisions and ensuring that they have a voice about how they are supported.

Development and Fulfilment

We encourage all young people to reach their full potential. We work in ways that aim to help young people to achieve their hopes and ambitions.


We treat all personal information respectfully, sensitively and confidentially. We are ICO registered for data protection and controls and follow the strict guidelines and procedures laid down by GDPR.

Access to Service

The ultimate aim of leaving care services is to support care leavers so that they can live successful independent lives. NWLC believe every young person has a right to the best possible leaving care service.

Access to Accommodation

Local authorities have duties under the Children Act 1989. NWLC believe all care leavers have a right to the best possible accommodation within their local community.