The HEART Manager has recently handed over the Yorkshire & Humber representative role for the National Strategic Group of the NNECL to Ruth Lomas of University of Huddersfield. Ruth now therefore represents all HEART partners along with the constituent members of Higher York, Higher Education Progression Partnership (South Yorkshire) and Force HE (Hull and Humber). The deputy representative for Yorkshire and Humber remains Vicki Russell from University of Hull.
The NNECL is a self-forming organisation representing the Higher Education Institutions (Universities/Colleges) across England together with key organisations involved in the advocacy of looked after young people/care leavers, such as Catch 22 NCAS; the Who Cares? Trust, the Progression Trust and the Care Leavers Association.
The NNECL has also been afforded a National Single Point of Contact status by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as part of the National Network for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) initiative. The new NNECL website created as a result of the support of HEFCE is now live and new content is being added all the time.
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The NNECL operate an annual event in December each year, the inaugural event being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and the second event by DeMontford University Leicester. Details of all current and upcoming events can be found on the NNECL website.
Allied to the work of the NNECL, the Helena Kennedy Foundation has developed a resource, Education for All, relating to the work of Article 26 supporting unaccompanied asylum seekers and we are delighted that one of our partners, Leeds Trinity University has supported this initiative.