Care Leavers

shutterstock_196338272-1024x683The Leaving Care and After Care Team was established within the Local Authority on 1st April 2014, as part of a transformation of service provision to Children Looked After and Care Leavers. The Team consists of a Team Leader, Leaving Care Personal Advisors, a full time Supported Lodgings Coordinator and a full time Housing Advice Officer for Care Leavers. The Leaving Care and After Care Team on average work with 130 Care Leavers age 17-25.

The Leaving Care and After Care Team’s purpose is to improve the outcomes for young people leaving care.

The principles of the service delivery are:

  • to delay young people leaving care until they are ready
  • to improve planning for leaving care, including educational and housing plans
  • to enhance support to young people, including preparation for independence
  • to provide financial assistance to Care Leavers

The Leaving Care and After Care Team  has a lead role in ensuring that young people leaving care, have the same opportunities as their peers and that they receive additional support to achieve these same ambitions.

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