Support for care experienced young people

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We work with care experienced young people to make sure they feel supported into independence after leaving care - this is known as our Care Experienced Local Offer.

Support into independence and adult life will look different for different people, but could include:

  • deciding where to live
  • choosing whether to get into employment, 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:

  • your age
  • when and how long you were cared for
  • whether you are currently still cared for

For more information about our support for care experienced young people, please contact:

Next Steps Team: 0191 561 7109 or

Change Council: 0191 561 7430 or

Covid-19 support from the Care Leaver Covenant

Please visit for information on national support that is available to care experienced young people during the coronavirus pandemic. Organisations are grouped under three headings of:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Education and 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. 

Advocacy service

We support children and young people by giving confidential and independent advice, information and representation. Find out more about our Advocacy service.

Other available support includes:

Youth Drug and Alcohol Project | Supported Lodgings | Participation Groups | Kooth




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