16+ Forum

The 16+ Next Steps Forum is a discussion group where we can meet with the decision makers to talk about our experiences of Leaving Care


More than this we try to improve the service provided for other Care Leavers by encouraging positive change in the community. Care Leavers will run the forum and choose what items are put on the agenda. The group is supported by Personal Assistants from the Next Steps Service and your Participation Worker.

We meet monthly, have a meal together and we talk about making things better for care leavers. We also have an online discussion group to keep in touch and support each other.

If you’re passionate about making a difference then come and join us!

Below are the financial arrangements in place from Wakefield Council based upon your situation.