Extra support for care leavers

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Children leaving care who work in apprenticeships will be better paid thanks to a move taken by Derbyshire County Council.

The authority’s Care Leavers Employment Team helps young people aged 16 to 19 who are leaving care to find post–16 education, training and employment.

Now the council is making sure those on apprenticeship schemes with firms working with the team receive the minimum wage – £3.72 for under 18s, £5.03 for 18-20s and £6.31 to those aged 21 and over. The rate for apprentices nationally is £2.68 an hour.

 

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