The one to one mentoring programme provides some of the most vulnerable young people with the support, guidance and encouragement needed to overcome challenges, achieve their potential and lead fulfilling lives.

We want every young person to reach their full academic, career and leadership potential. We know that looked after children face unique and complex challenges, including disrupted family environments, trauma, SEMH needs and identity issues. Research consistently highlights the adverse effects of these circumstances on their academic performance, mental health, and long-term prospects. Understanding this, our LAC Mentoring Programme has been purposefully designed to provide young people with a safe space to develop the awareness, ability and access needed to thrive.

Our mentors, who are from underrepresented backgrounds, use our mentoring framework and share their lived experiences to effectively relate to their young person.

In accordance with our Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding polices, our mentors are recruited and trained to:

  • Support GCSE and Post-16 options 
  • Improve behaviour for learning in the classroom
  • Increase social and cultural capital
  • Raise aspirations and confidence

Programme Outcomes

  • Raised awareness of your organisation and industry 
  • increased access to a pool of diverse talent

This programme is one of the many ways we help organisations to engage, upskill and connect with young people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Complete the ‘Become a Corporate Partner’ enquiry form to learn more about the mentoring programme and other opportunities.

Programme Information


Minimum Recommended:12 consecutive sessions (one academic term)

Delivery Method:
In-person or online live mentoring

*Hybrid option available

60 minutes per session

About the Mentors

Ethnically diverse
Experienced working with young people
DBS Checked

About the young person (Mentees)

Aged 11-19
Looked After Children
At risk of becoming NEET
At risk of exclusion or exploitation

Target Groups:
At least 75% of students will be from one or more of the following groups:

  • Black / ethnically diverse
  • Female
  • FSM / Pupil Premium