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Care leaving service

We are ambitious for all our looked after young people and care leavers and we believe they deserve the very best that we, and our partners, can provide for them.

Leaving Care service works with young people from ages 18-21 (or 24 if the young person is in further education). To access this support a young person must have been looked after for 13 weeks or more after their 14th birthday.

We want to help young people make a smooth transition into young adulthood and independent living and so we provide a range of support depending on a young person's assessed individual needs. This support can be about:

  • finding the right type of education
  • securing employment or training
  • managing relationships
  • living successfully on their own

and other suitable needs.

We also keep in contact with young people on a regular basis and help them secure the right type of accommodation according to their needs. We have signed up to the National Care Leavers Charter and over we are developing our own in-house standards making sure that they reflect our ambition for our care leavers.

Medway Council also supports the education of young people in care.

Contact Us

Phone: 01634 335 681  Email: children.services@medway.gov.uk