Our Tick the Box campaign is a week of exciting online activity, taking part in Care Leavers Week, from 25 to 29 October 2021.
The campaign aims to encourage care experienced students to tick the box on their UCAS applications to say they have spent time in care when applying to higher education. By ticking the box, the colleges and universities students are applying to become aware that they are in care, or have spent time in care, ensuring they can get access to the support they are entitled to.
The week is all about raising awareness, but also celebrating the educational achievements of care experienced people, sharing their stories and the support they received from sharing their circumstances with the university or college - and the impact this had. Overall, we want to raise the aspirations of care experienced people to show that anything and everything is possible.
Why raise awareness?
The Fostering Network believes...