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.
The leaving care team duty number: 020 8583 4580
The 24-hour emergency number: 020 8583 2222