The law - The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 - which governs what we must do to support young people who are leaving care is complicated. Your legal entitlements depend on what type of care leaver you are, and this changes with your age. Below is a brief summary of the criteria for each category. However this is a very complex area, so we do encourage you to speak to your Personal Adviser if you have any queries.
Once a former relevant child becomes 21 you can choose whether to continue to have support. If you want support after age 21, this can continue until you are 25.
If you are a care leaver and do not know your status, contact us.