Petition Keep Care Leavers Digitally Connected
The digital divide between care leavers and the rest of society is growing. Care leavers are at risk of not being able to prosper in life due to the lack of support provided by their corporate parent to stay digitally connected when moving in to independent living.
Call to ensure care leavers are digitally connected
We are calling on government to:
- Extend and improve uptake of the government scheme that provides digital devices and internet for care leavers
- Ensure every care leaver in England has a digital device and internet access for at least 12 months when they first live independently
- Recommend that all local offers for care leavers include the right to a digital device and internet access
At 10,000 signatures...
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures...
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament