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Children leaving care

2. Preparing for independence

Preparing for your transition to independent living should begin as early as possible.

This preparation should involve you, your personal advisor role (PDF 58Kb) and anyone else important to you.

Some care leavers cope well, but many find the path to independence difficult and challenging.

This is where we can help – your worker will include your views in an assessment of what ongoing support you need, and how you will be able to develop the skills you will need, including practical and emotional skills.

Starter for 10

We want to help young people leaving care get the right information at the right time and when you need it. So, the starter for 10 guide (PDF 1.5Mb) will hopefully will help you get started.