Finding your Care Leaver status

The support we give you depends on what your leaving care status is. If you're not sure, you can ask your Personal Advisor for help. To be able to get the support described in the core offer, your time spent in care must include at least 13 weeks after you turned 14. This could be in a single period or several different periods. You must have also been in care on or after your 16th birthday.
Care Leaver Flow Chart
  • You were in care on or after your 16th birthday;
  • You were in care for 13 weeks or more after your 14th birthday;
  • You are still in care.
  • You were in care on or after your 16th birthday;
  • You were in care for 13 weeks or more after your 14th birthday;
  • You are not still in care;
  • You are over 18.
  • You were in care on or after your 16th birthday;
  • You were in care for 13 weeks or more after your 14th birthday;
  • You are not still in care;
  • You are under 18.
  • You were in care on or after your 16th birthday;
  • You were not in care for 13 weeks or more after your 14th birthday.
  • You were not in care on or after your 16th birthday;
  • You were looked after directly before a Special Guardianship Order was granted.
  • You were not in care on or after your 16th birthday;
  • You were not looked after directly before a Special Guardianship Order was granted.