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Am I eligible?

The law is 'The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000'. This governs what we must do to support young people who are leaving care can be complicated to understand.

Your legal entitlements depend on what type of care leaver you are, and this changes with your age. In basic terms, if you answer yes to either of the following questions then you can get the support outlined in the document below:

  • Have you been in care for at least 13 weeks up to and including your 16th birthday?
  • Have you been in care for at least 13 weeks after your 16th birthday?

However, this is a very complex area, so we do encourage you to speak to your personal adviser (PA) if you have any queries.


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