Leaving Care

Information for young people in care and leaving care in Devon can be found at The Lounge.

Children and Young People's Services has a duty to continue to 'advise, assist and befriend' young people leaving the care of the Local Authority until the age of 21.

All young people who have been in care in Devon will be allocated to the appropriate team when they are 15-16 years old. Their current care manager will arrange this.

Recent investment by the government has enabled us to give young people in care further access to Information and Communications Technology. Computers, including laptops and PC's, are currently being purchased for the sole use of care leavers. - see 4U2. There are also plans to introduce a web site in the near future for young people both looked after and those leaving care.

Whilst the teams work closely with young people on a one-to- one basis, the teams also work with other partners such as Housing agencies and Exeter YMCA, Connexions, Devon Youth Association, Youth Offending Teams and others to provide an holistic service as possible to young people.

This support is planned before the young person leaves care, and will be arranged by the young person's current care manager.

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