Services and advice for the continuing support to young people leaving care
If you are between 16 and 21 and are, or were in the care of Somerset County Council on or after your 16th birthday, you are entitled to some sort of support, advice or guidance.
This support can continue until you are 25 depending on how long you were in care and on your personal circumstances.
Leaving Care staff are there to help you get the right sort of help.
There are Leaving Care teams based in Taunton, Bridgwater, Yeovil and Shepton Mallet.
Somerset Leaving Care Local Offer
This website will help you find out what support and services you are entitled to, and who will help you get them, if you are a Somerset Care Leaver.
This is our Local Offer to you.
There is information about the types of support available including
Any young person who receives or wants a Leaving Care service from us is entitled to representation if they need it. They are also entitled to use our complaints procedures if they are unhappy with the outcome of their contact with the service.
Our Local Offer to you
Leaving Care Finance Policy
Somerset Leaving Care Service Facebook page
Somerset In Care Councils
Fostering and adoption Somerset – staying put
Accommodation and support options for young people in Somerset
Somerset Young Parents
Somerset Children and Young People – Health and Wellbeing
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Partnership
Shelf Help Book List
Coram Voice – making your voices heard
Care Leavers – website for care leavers
The Care Leavers Foundation – website for care leavers
Catch 22 – section of the young people’s site solely for care leavers
UCAS – support for care leavers going to university and the help they can get
National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
Become – leaving care information from the UK charity
Buttle – Buttle mark for higher education establishments who have shown a commitment to care leavers
Adoption – Assessing birth records
Care Leaver Guide to Emergency and Temporary Accommodation
NHS – accessing services
NHS – Your health and care records
Do you Qualify for Leaving Care Advice and Guidance
Leaving care guide – booklet
Leaving care guide – single page
Leaving care guide – brief format
Leaving care – Other Local Authority request for service
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