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Care Leavers Offer 2018

Here at Gloucestershire County Council we take great pride in our role as Corporate Parents to young people in care and those who have left care. To be a corporate parent means that we have a moral and legal responsibility for all children and young people in the care system, and all young people who have left care, up to the age of 25.

We are committed to working in partnership with those in care and care leavers to make sure we are meeting their needs and giving them the best opportunities we can.

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 made it a statutory requirement for all Local Authorities to publish a local offer for care leavers. We worked in partnership with care leavers in our county to prepare our offer. We have listened to your voices and involved you both in the content of our offer and in the design of the offer booklet.

In line with the wider GCC Looking to the Future strategy publication of this offer represents a key step towards ensuring vulnerable children achieve the best possible outcomes; and ensuring children who are in need or at risk get high quality support and will be part of a wider toolkit to support care leavers in Gloucestershire.

We hope this offer reflects both the issues that matter to you and how you would like to be supported as you move away from care.

Read the booklet

Care leavers offer 2018

 As care leaver champion, I pledge to do all I can to make sure all our staff and councillors support care leavers through the lens of what any reasonable parent would do to support their own children.

We have high aspirations for producing a truly child friendly Gloucestershire and as part of this we are now developing a more detailed and ambitious strategy specifically for our care leavers. We will be asking how can we take our existing Care Leavers Offer and make it work better for the young people of Gloucestershire?

If you would like to help us answer this question then please get in touch: careleaversoffer@gloucestershire.gov.uk

     Cllr Andrew Miller

     Care Leavers Champion

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