Children and young people in care teams

Leaving care team

Children leaving care

The leaving care team have a duty to adequately prepare young people to live independently.

The leaving care team work with 18 – 21 year olds, or up to 25 if in higher education, care leavers who require support through exiting the care system and transition to adult services

Support you can get

We make sure young people get the best possible transition into adulthood.  

You can get support and guidance with:

  • your money and documents
  • where you live
  • your safety
  • getting your voice heard
  • your health
  • your education

Who can get support

Children and young people born in the UK and unaccompanied asylum seeking children who are in care, have been in care, or are leaving care.

All care leavers receive a needs assessment and pathway plan. This records the young person's ambitions and identifies the goals they can achieve. 

Our Offer for Care Leavers

Contact us

The leaving care team duty number: 020 8583 4580

The 24-hour emergency number: 020 8583 2222