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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

Latest News
The Nominations have been judged and invites to our Awards Ceremony have been sent out.
We also have 30 merit certificates which will be presented to those who just missed a place by their social worker before the end of the year.  A massive congratulation to everyone who was nominated!

It's the Children and Young People's Summit on Saturday.  Keep tuned and we'll let you know how Wakefield are planning to make Wakefield and place to feel Happy, Healthy and Safe

It's the Leaving Care Forum next Wednesday

Then we'll be meeting on the 2nd Friday every month to discuss issues and make real changes to the services that we receive.  If you are 16-25 and would and are living or preparing to live alone get in touch with Richard at rstanley@wakefield.gov.uk



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