The NeurodiverCity Training Academy

We believe every child has equal right to dream, to discover, to learn. We work to improve the skills, career and employment outcomes for children and young people looked after in Liverpool. What we do is different because we put these young people at the heart of our mission, enabling their input, listening to their views, understanding their needs, with a firm-held belief in the right of every child to dream, aspire, reach and achieve.

We build strong and effective relationships with organisations from across the business community as well as the public sector, academic and charitable organisations that share our vision. We identify and develop work placement, apprenticeship, learning and mentoring opportunities to help our young looked after people discover how to move forward, to determine their chosen career path or to continue into further and higher education.

We put in place ‘wrap around’ support for as long or a little as they need it, and at their pace. We embed within our partner organisations an understanding of the challenges and complexities that many looked after young people face. We complement this with training for workplace mentors who will support our young people while they are with them.

Ultimately we want our young people to be given the same chances as any other young person to find a career and employment, to find purpose and direction that ultimately enables them to live an effective and independent life as citizens of our great city.

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