The Local Offer for Care Leavers
The Children and Social Work Act 2017, requires councils to publish a local offer for ALL care leavers from 16-25. The local offer is a document that provides information about all the services and support that is available to young people when they leave care. It should include information about legal and financial entitlements (rights) as well as any extra support that the council might choose to give.
The local offer must include details of the services and support that the council provides in relation to:
- Health and wellbeing
- Relationships & Keeping safe
- Education and training
- Participation in society
Devon County Council have been working over the last few months to develop the offer alongside staff and young people and in line with national good practice examples. The local offer has been designed to be clear and easy to understand for both professionals and young people. We want to continue to develop the Local Offer in line with our Corporate Parenting duties and therefore will be reviewing the Offer in 6 months.