Support for Care Leavers

Care Leaver

We work with young people to ensure they feel supported into independence after leaving care, this is known as our Local Offer for care leavers.

Young people who have been looked after by Together for Children may need some support to help them into independence and adult life. This support can include:

  • deciding where to live
  • choosing whether  to go into work, get some more training or study for more qualifications
  • budgeting advice
  • working out how much support might be needed from a social worker or personal adviser

The level of support that is offered depends on:

  • the young person's age
  • when and how long they were looked after
  • whether they are still being looked after

For more information contact:

Next Steps Team: 0191 561 7109 or email

Change Council: 0191 561 7430 or email


Covid-19 Support from the Care Leaver Covenant

Please visit for information on national support that is available to care leavers during the Covid-19 crisis. Organisations are grouped under three headings of:

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Education & Learning
  • Financial Support

Please note that this is a national resource, so not all organisations are local, but many online services offer support to all areas.


Other available support includes:

YDAP (Drug and Alcohol Support)
Supported Lodgings
Participation Groups



Local Offer for Sunderland Care Leavers booklet

Local Offer for Sunderland Care Leavers booklet

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