As part of the New Belongings programme, Hertfordshire wanted to identify opportunities for care leavers to get involved and improve leaving care support.


Hertfordshire developed a ‘menu of opportunities’ setting out the projects that care leavers could get involved in.

+ The menu set out areas that the authority wanted to improve, what young people could help with, how many young people could be involved and the time
commitment involved.

+ Young people could choose to get involved in the issues that interested them.

+ The menu was shared with young people through social media.


A wide range of young people were able to join in projects they were interested in.