From the age of 16, you should have a Pathway Plan. Your Pathway Plan should be reviewed every 6 months, or when you request this.
You might request this be reviewed for many reasons- it may be you want to record a big change in your life, and changing goals or support needs as a result of this, or because you feel what was agreed within the Pathway Plan is not being actioned.
Your Pathway Plan review meeting should be held between you and your Personal Advisor. You may wish to invite other individuals involved in supporting you.
If so, it is a good idea to let your Personal Advisor know who you would like to attend.
How can I get support?
If you would like support in this meeting, you might want to get an advocate to attend with you.
All children in care, and care leavers up to the age of 25 who come under the status of ‘former relevant child’, are entitled to an advocate.
An advocate is someone whose job it is to make sure the local authority are giving you the support you are entitled to, who can help you to understand decisions made by the Local Authority and who can help you to challenge the Local Authority.
You can find out more about advocacy, and find your local advocate here.