Children in care - what to expect

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.

Services for post 18 clients include:

  • personal advisor to provide guidance and support
  • Pathway Plan to help young people plan their future
  • assistance with applying for support from benefit agencies or NASS
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