Peterborough City Council: Leaving Care Team
The Leaving Care Team offer support and advice to children and young people aged 16+ exiting the care system. Further support is offered to post 16's moving into independent living and employment.
A care order automatically ends when you reach 18 years of age. You will not have to return to the court for this to happen. However, specialist services have to continue to offer you help, for example with finding somewhere to live, until you are 21 years old.
What happens to me when I leave care?
When you are 16 specialist services have to appoint a "personal advisor" for you who will keep in touch with you and make sure you have the help you will need. What help you will have will depend on what your own wishes are for the future and how much has been planned with you in your review and other meetings. You should have had lots of discussions with your social worker, your support worker, and your teachers and also your parents if they are still involved in your life, so that plans can be made with you well ahead of your sixteenth birthday.
Who to contact
Where to go
- PE1 2PN
- Age Ranges
- From 16 years to 21 years