Go Higher West Yorkshire (formerly known as HEART) has moved to www.gohigherwestyorks.ac.uk

Tel. 0113 343 3503

Email. heart@leeds.ac.uk

Looked After Children Support:

Following on from our LAYP Network Meeting, we have added our partners WhoCares? Trust information below that outlines the support that their own institution provides.

HEART Partner’s Support for Care Leavers and Named Contacts

If you have any queries regarding the support that is available from our 12 partners please contact us.

Rights & Entitlements

The Care Leavers Association have produced a quick guide for rights and entitlements for young people who were in care on their 16th birthday. Click HERE to view this.


Virtual Heads in West Yorkshire.

The current virtual head teacher in each local authority in West Yorkshire are:

Authority Virtual Head Teacher
Bradford Michael Latham (Interim)
Calderdale Sue Steven
Kirklees Janet Tolley
Leeds Jancis Andrew
Wakefield Gary Stuart


NIACE Publication

The National Institute for Adult & Continuing Education (NIACE) have produced a useful report entitled ‘Voices of Care Leavers’.  Information about this and opportunity to download the free report can be found here.

Heart Partners