Children and young people leaving care

Care leavers' charter, council responsibilities and support. Staying put arrangements.

Services

  1. Leaving foster or local authority care

    Leaving foster or local council care - support from your council, review meetings and financial help

  2. Children adopted from care and the pupil premium: template letter

    A template local authorities can use to tell alternative education providers how to claim the pupil premium for children adopted from care.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Staying put: arrangements for care leavers aged 18 years and above
  2. Children Act 1989: transition to adulthood for care leavers
  3. Local offer guidance
  4. Applying corporate parenting principles to looked-after children and care leavers
  5. Children Act 1989: family and friends care
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News and communications

  1. Children and Families Minister launches Care Leaver Covenant
  2. Major new scheme launched to support young people leaving care
  3. Government launches new collaboration with Barnardo's to support care leavers into work
  4. Staying Put grant: determination letter
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Research and statistics

  1. Children’s homes research: the impact of standards on staff
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  2. Department for Education: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  3. Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  4. Attorney General’s Office: Care Leaver Covenant offer
  5. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: Care Leaver Covenant offer
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Funding for personal adviser support for care leavers to age 25
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