Leaving care service - Aims for a smoother transfer of children in care of the Local Authority’s journey to adult services and more effective planning mechanisms in providing real and appropriate opportunities and choices towards adulthood until the age of 25.
Welcome to the Local Offer for Care Leavers. You will find information about the support that is available to young people who have been in the care of the Windsor and Maidenhead borough and are now aged 16 to 25. In April 2017, the Children and Social Work Act became law and the provision for care leavers has been extended to include young people aged 22 to 25 who are not in education.
Windsor and Maidenhead borough entered a joint venture with Achieving for Children (AfC) which means that while the responsibility and accountability for the offer is held with Windsor and Maidenhead borough, AfC will deliver the services.
We consulted with a group of experienced care leavers, as part of our Kick Back program (Care Leavers forum), who gave their views and opinions on the services, layout and information in this offer.
What is the Local Offer to care leavers?
A young person who has been looked after may become eligible for ongoing services past their 18th birthday. If you are a care leaver, you can use this website to find out what support you are able to access. Local authorities have a duty to young people leaving care to inform them of services available and provide support to successfully move onwards and upwards to independence. This Local Offer explains your entitlements as a care leaver and will also help you to get the best out of the support on offer.
Phone: 01628 682934
Care Leavers Local Offer (pdf)
Care Leavers Entitlement (pdf)