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How long will I get support for? 18 to 21 year-olds

The amount of support you get as a care leaver depends on your age and your circumstances. 

Support from us should be provided until you’re 21.

Once you’ve left care, we must:

  • keep your pathway plan under regular review
  • maintain your access to your leaving care coach
  • provide financial assistance to help with employment, training or education expenses, depending on your assessed needs
  • give you access to any files of information about you

What does the legislation say?

The responsibility that we have towards care leavers is set out in the statutory guidance and regulations called Planning Transitions to Adulthood for Care Leavers (PDF)

A social worker or leaving care coach can help you to understand these responsibilities and the support you can receive.

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