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Preparing for adulthood

What should I expect?

Transition

Transition is a term used when you leave care, usually when you turn 18.

Leaving care can leave you with a rollercoaster of emotions. It's a confusing but exciting time. 

We will help you prepare as best we can for these changes.

Some things to expect

Table to show the changes between being in care and becoming an adult when you leave care.
When you're in care When you've left care 
Social worker Personal advisor
Looked After Child review Pathway Plan
Foster carer
  • independent living
  • supported accommodation
  • university
  • and other options!

Find more info on what help you can get on our Local Offer for care leavers page.

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