The information in this section will help you to understand what your rights are as a looked after child or a care leaver. All councils have a duty, by law, towards children in care and children who are getting ready to leave care.
- children in council care, aged 0 to 18 years-old (called ‘looked after children’)
- young people how have left care, aged 18 to 24 (called ‘care leavers’)
If you’re a looked after child, or a care leaver, you have legal rights.