Leaving care can be hard to make sense of. We have tried to answer some of your questions about being in care.
If you can’t find the answers you are looking for here speak to your social worker, your foster carer or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Leavers Charter
Devon has signed up to this list of promises. The promises are as follows:
- To respect and honour your identity
- To believe in you
- To listen to you
- To inform you
- To support you
- To find you a home
- To be a lifelong champion
NCAS have created a really helpful guide for young people about ‘Staying Put’ you can read this here;
The Who Cares Trust have put together this really useful guide all about Pathway Planning. It explains what you should expect, why it’s really important and how you can prepare for yours. Following this link Who Cares Trust Pathway Planning to read all about it and take a copy with you when you meet your social worker or personal advisor to help you remember all the things you need to know.
The Who Cares Trust have prepared another really useful leaflet all about financial entitlements for care leavers over the age of 18. Follow this link Who Cares Trust Finance Factsheet to see what you could be entitled to. You can show this to your personal advisor or worker and ask them to support you to access funding.
NICE Guidelines for moving on from care to adulthood …
The National Institute for Healthcare Excellence (NICE) have produced guidelines telling people who work for Children’s Social Care and Health services how they should support young people moving to adulthood. Thy have recommended the following:
‘People using services have the right to be involved in discussions and make informed decisions about their care.’
We have also answered some of your most frequently asked questions here:
|Care Leavers Frequently Asked Questions|