What you're entitled to when leaving care

About leaving care

We know it's a big step when you move out of care and start living alone or with friends.

Just because you're leaving care, or have already left care, does not mean we've stopped caring about you. We want you to feel safe and supported and know where and who to go to for advice and help.

Who can access the support we offer?

To be able to get the support set out in the care leavers' offer, you must have been in care:

  • For a total of at least 13 weeks
  • After age 14, including some time after your 16th birthday

Ask your social worker or personal advisor if you're not sure whether you qualify for support.