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Leaving Care


Leaving Care Team support young people who are preparing to leave care

Leaving care is not just about learning how to shop and cook, it's about having a 'tool kit' of skills to use on different occasions like getting along with others, keeping safe and well, having confidence to speak out, belief in yourself, enjoying, taking part and achieving all you can ... being you!

You are entitled to leaving care services if:

  • If you have been in care for 13 weeks and are in care on or after your 16th birthday, you have a right by law to access leaving care services.

    The Wakefield Leaving Care Service has a range of skilled and trained workers who work with your current carers to help you feel ready and prepared to move on from being looked after toward the next stage of your life.

    National Advisory Service (NCAS) is the national advice, support and development service focusing on young people's transition from care.The website offers information about how to support looked after children to make a successful transition to adulthood. It includes material related to both children in care and care leavers.

    Read more about Rights for Care Leavers

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There's loads of local groups to get involved with

Head over to the Wakefield Youth Work Website to see what's happening near you.

http://wfyouth.co.uk/things-to-do/ 



Are you a singer, dancer or an actor?
Wakefield Theatre have lots of opportunities for you.  Get in touch with Richard on 01924 304223 

Aged 16-25?

We are looking for a group of young people to be part of a pilot group for a new 16+ group.

Would you like to influence decision makers and make a positive difference to care leavers lives?

Get in touch with Rich on 01924 304223



Website under reconstruction
Get in touch and tell us what you'd like to see on here.  Email: rstanley@wakefield.gov.uk or call us on 01924 304223


Build Our Futures
In May 2018, CICC and an extended group of young people looked at re-naming the Wakefield CICC. The clear winning name was Build our Futures. Well done to our 13 plus team for coming up with such a positive, vibrant and catchy name! We will be working with designers over the summer months to create a new logo, all ready to launch in September 2018! Watch this space...

New Children's Rights Website June 2018

There is a brand new rights4children website developed with and for children and young people living in institutional settings, including childrenís homes, secure units and residential schools. Find out your rights.
Itís packed with information children and young people told us is important to them.

 

 




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