Lifelong promise to Care Leavers

Council News
16:39, Tuesday, 1st February 2022

Support to care leavers in North Lincolnshire is being extended so they can live successful and independent lives. For care leavers North Lincolnshire Council is family and recognise that a care leaver is a care leaver for life.

North Lincolnshire Council is increasing the offer of support and advice beyond the age of 25 to ensure there is someone there to support and advise care leavers when they need it throughout their lives.

Many care leavers do well but within their adult lives may face difficulties which they need support and advice on.

Personal Advisors along with partners are available to care leavers to offer an open door for support and advice to help them be the best they can be in line with the Corporate Parenting Promise to Children in Care and Care Leavers 2021 whatever their age.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families said “As corporate parents, North Lincolnshire Council have the same aspirations for a child in care or care leaver as any good parent would have for their own child.

“For most children support from their family never ends whether they are aged 18, 21 or 25 or beyond. This shouldn’t be different for care leavers; they deserve the highest quality of parenting and support from their corporate family.

“North Lincolnshire Council is extending the offer of support and advice to all care leavers beyond the age of 25 years recognising that a care leaver is a care leaver for life not just until the age of 25 years.

“Children and young people that have been reliant on North Lincolnshire Council to support, nurture and parent them should expect this to continue when they leave care.

“It means support will continue to provide them with the stability and support they need to make progress, helping them to access new opportunities and experiences that inspire them to set ambitious goals for themselves and seek support when they need it.”

Read more information on corporate parenting and care leaver support on our website.