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See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Leaving Care Team

The 16+ and Care Leavers Team work with young people aged between 16 years and 21 years and up to 24 years in some cases depending on a needs assessment.

Social workers work with you to put arrangements in place for all 16 to 17 year old young people to help prepare them for leaving care when they are 18. We do this by listening to what you want for the future and helping you each step of the way - this can be practically, financially and emotionally. At 18 you will be allocated a Personal Adviser, who will support you to develop skills to become an independent adult who is in control of your own life..

You can find out more about the 16+ and Care Leavers offer in our pdf icon Care Leavers Booklet 2018 [256kb]

We help and support all young people who have lived in care in West Berkshire to make a smooth and successful start to their adult lives. See our commitment to 16+ and care leavers in our Care Leaver's Charter.

West Berkshire's Children in Care Council (CiCC) exists to provide Children in Care and Care Leaver's with the voice they need to be heard.