Starting Blocks

Covid-19 Update: In order to be able to continue the Starting Blocks programme during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all activity will be delivered virtually until further notice. We are looking for employee-volunteers to deliver activity over Zoom for small groups of care experienced young people and young adults. The necessary safeguarding provision and risk assessments are in place and can be shared with employers.

Starting Blocks provides opportunities for employee-volunteers to support care experienced young people and young adults to gain the practical skills, knowledge, attributes and behaviours they need to secure employment and improve their life chances.

Who is it for?

● Small teams of employee-volunteers can host Behind the Scenes visits, skills workshops and flexible work tasters for care experienced young people.

How does it work?

Through a range of activities employee-volunteers can give care experienced young people an insight into the working environment.

Get involved

● For employee-volunteers who are interested in taking part, contact us on We will then discuss the activities available in more detail with you.

For more reasons to get involved, read a case study about a skills workshop hosted by Aviva.

Watch a video of Georgia talking about the Starting Blocks programme.

Read our Children and Young People’s Safeguarding Policy.

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