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What am entitled to? 

If you are leaving care, we're here for you.

Find out what you are entitled to

What is my care leaver status?

If you are under 18, and have left care and living in independent or semi-independent accommodation, you have the care status of a ‘Relevant Child’. This is important to know because it defines what support you are entitled to.

If you are aged 18-25, and you were in care for more than 13 weeks after your 14th birthday, including time on or after your 16th birthday, you have the care status of a ‘Former Relevant Child’. This is important to know because it defines what support you are entitled to.

If you are aged 18-21 (or 25 if still in full-time education), and spent less than 13 weeks in care since the age of 14, with at least one day on or after your 16th birthday, then you have the care status of a Qualifying Care Leaver. You are also a Qualifying Care Leaver if you left care and returned home for more than 6 months before you turned 18. This is important to know because it defines what support you are entitled to.

We know you are more than labels. We are here for you.