We provide the focal point of a network for our members, disseminate information, organise meetings, and support our members to work together to provide the best outcomes for care experienced students across the UK.  We promote the work of our members, both to other member organisations and more broadly to politicians and other policy makers.


  • Demonstrate your commitment to the care experienced agenda. Care leavers are recognised as a priority target group by the Office for Students (OfS), the independent regulator of higher education in England. The OfS expects all institutions to be providing support to care leavers in all access, retention and progression activities.
  • Access and Participation Plans (APP) - Subscriptions to this network will support your Access and Participation Plan (APP) and will enable your institution to meet its targets and monitor the APP.
  • Support for your staff and institution - We are here to support the needs of those working with care-experienced students. We help practitioners do this through our four key priorities:
    • INFORM - Access to up-to-date, accurate, useful information easily
    • SUPPORT - Develop and sustain effective relationships with the right people
    • CONNECT - Enhance the impact of your work and develop professionally
    • CHAMPION - Be heard, so your work is valued and supported
  • Inform and influence policy - By joining us, you will be joining a network of individuals committed to transforming the progression of care leavers into further and higher education. We will use our collective voice to engage with key influencers and policy makers to ensure our member’s voices are heard.


As a member your institution/organisation will receive the following:

  • Discounted rates for the NNECL Quality Mark.
  • A third (33%) off your conference fee.  This is for everyone in your institution (this has increased from 30%).
  • Monthly bulletin to members only sharing practice and up to date news and research.
  • A quarterly newsletter which you will have the opportunity to contribute to that is sent to our whole network.
  • Online webinar programme 
  • Members' annual priorities survey.
  • Use of the ‘NNECL Member’ logo on your website and paperwork.
  • Your institutions logo on NNECL Members page with a searchable profile about your institutions activities, with links to your page on the Propel website.
  • The opportunity to directly inform the work of the charity and inform future membership benefits.

You can join using the options below, but please do get in touch if you would like to discuss membership further 

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