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Support Smart: Care Leaver / Care Experienced Students

Student Services' support guide for Academic School Staff and other student facing staff

Care Leavers

Information about support at

University of Dundee for

Care Leaver/Care Experienced students

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Stand Alone

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Stand Alone provides information and support for students who are estranged from their families

Care Leavers Video TED talk

UCAS Information for Estranged Students

Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.

Who cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland supports care experienced people to have their voice heard and we make that happen in a number of ways.


Care Leavers Foundation

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The Care Leavers Foundation

Provides grants to care leavers. Grant applications accepted from care leavers aged 18 – 29, although strong preference is given to those age 21 and over.

Brightside Guide for Care Leavers

Life Changes Trust Aspirational Awards - Funding

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Aspirational Awards is a young people-led individual grants fund for care experienced young people aged 21-26. The grant scheme aims to support young people to think big about their future and transform their lives with a significant grant to help them reach their best potential.