Our offer to care leavers

Am I a care leaver?

The leaving care service works with young people leaving care aged 16 to 25.  All young people who are eligible for a service are entitled to support up to the age of 25 regardless of their circumstances.

See the Coram website to see if you are a care leaver

If you’re not sure whether the offer applies to you, or if there is anything else in this guide that you don't understand, speak to your social worker or leaving care worker (Barnardo's). 

If you don’t have a social worker or leaving care worker, get in touch with the leaving care team and they will be able to let you know whether the offer applies to you.  

If you’ve had a leaving care worker in the past and would like some support from the leaving care team again, please get back in touch by phone or email. 

From 16, your social worker will introduce you to a leaving care worker. They will start to build a relationship with you and get to know you before they start supporting you at 18. 

At 21 you step forward to a less intensive service. You might choose not to be involved with us any more, but we will still keep in touch with you via a newsletter. However, you are still fully entitled to come to us at any time and access support offering information, advice and guidance from the leaving care service up to the age of 25. If you need more intensive support we can offer a named leaving care worker to support you with this.

To better meet all your individual needs, we have worked with other organisations who provide services and support, including housing providers, education, health services and community organisations to make sure you know what our offer is.  

We work with other partner organisations to provide the services and support outlined in our core offer, including:

  • housing providers
  • schools, colleges and universities
  • businesses
  • voluntary and community organisations

Contact the leaving care team

Telephone: 01522 575955