Leaving care

About the service

We offer a service to all young people who have been cared for by a foster carer or in a residential care unit. This is known as being ’looked after’. This care is arranged and monitored by Camden Council.

We help young people during the difficult move from being ‘looked after’ into adulthood and starting to live independently. We work with young people from the age of 16 to 21. In some cases we may support a young person until they are 24.

Young people can choose not to use our service at all, or think about using the service when they are older.

What help and support do you offer?

We will listen to young people and talk to those who know them. We will make an assessment of their needs and work with them to make plans to help shape their future.

We will focus on the whole person and support young people’s needs in education, training and employment, health, housing and offer emotional support.

We will offer as much choice as possible to make sure young people get what they need from our service.

How and where do I apply?

The young person’s care worker or foster carer can make a referral to the Leaving Care Team. It covers basic information about the young person. Someone from the team will be at the young person’s next review or planning meeting and will start the assessment.

To make a referral for yourself or someone else please contact the leaving care team

What happens after the assessment?

We may find that we can help in a number of ways. There are some examples on the next page.

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