Children and young people leaving care

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


  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. Applying corporate parenting principles to looked-after children and care leavers
  3. Children Act 1989: transition to adulthood for care leavers
  4. Children Act 1989: family and friends care
  5. Extending Personal Adviser support to age 25
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News and communications

  1. Rough sleeping funding: grant determination letter
  2. New schemes to help care leavers access education and employment
  3. Children and Families Minister launches Care Leaver Covenant
  4. Major new scheme launched to support young people leaving care
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Research and statistics

  1. Northern Ireland Care Leavers 2018/19
  2. Childrens Social Care Statistics for Northern Ireland 2018/19
  3. Children Adopted from Care in Northern Ireland 2018/19
  4. 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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