The 16+ leaving care team provides help and support to children and young people who are 16 or older and looked after by our social services or leaving care.
Who can use this service
Children and young people 16 or over living in the borough who have been looked after by Bromley and meet the eligibility criteria for this service.
What does the service provide
The services provided vary according to the legal status of the young people involved but include the following core services:
- a needs assessment;
- a Pathway Plan (setting out goals and progress);
- a Young Persons Advisor;
- help with accommodation, maintenance, education goals and financial support for those in higher and further residential education who need vacation accommodation.
- Leaving Care Centre that provides health, education, employment, training and life skills advice and support
The team provides a service to care leavers and looked after children who are 16 years and over, which includes unaccompanied minors.
Support for care leavers
We know that it is a big step when you move out of care and start living on your own or with friends.
Just because you are leaving care, or have already left care, we haven’t stopped caring about you. We want to make sure that you feel safe and supported and know where and who to go to for advice and help. We have spoken to our care leavers and have created a support for care leavers guide.
If you want to find out more details about the 16+ leaving care team or are interested in receiving their support please contact them directly.