G4S Signs Up to the Care Leaver Covenant
A key policy commitment in the paper was a strategic pledge to introduce a Care Leaver Covenant. The Covenant is a promise made by the private, public and voluntary sectors to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently.
The aim of the Care Leaver Covenant is to provide additional support for those leaving care; making available a different type of support and expertise from that statutorily provided by local authorities.
G4S fully signed up to the covenant in August 2023.
The completion of the Covenant is a demonstration of G4S’ commitment to seek employment opportunities and career development for care leavers aged between 16 - 25.
Meanwhile, G4S continues to drive their social value programme, through membership of the Social Recruitment Advocacy Group, which exists to drive best practices around recruiting people who are disadvantaged in the labour market
Bridget Brookfield HR Director commented, ‘These are further examples of how G4S Secure Solutions (UK) is working proactively within the communities that we serve.
We all recognise how demanding the labour market is. These initiatives not only support our social value objectives but also help address the challenges of recruitment and bring about effective and positive change for all.’