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Getting ready for independence

We will give you the support you need when you leave care and prepare you for independence the best way we can. This means that:

  • When you have been in care for 12 months, we will open a savings account for you. You will have a say about how your money is managed and once you are 18, you can make withdrawals.
  • Once you leave school, we will help you to make the most of your chances for training, further education and employment
  • We will help you to learn all the practical skills you will need to live independently, such as managing budgets, and we will not expect you to leave care before you are able to move on.
  • When you leave care we will listen to your views and assess your needs to make sure you have access to all the services you need to succeed in adult life.
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