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Eligible Children

1. Are you a Care Leaver? 2. Eligible Children 3. Relevant Children
4. Qualifying Children 5. Former Relevant 6. Homeless Young Person
7. Former UASC (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child)

2. Are you an Eligible Child?

Eligible Children are young people who:

  • Are still looked after or in care (foster care, a children's home, semi-independent accommodation or at home);
  • Have been in care since the age of 14 for more than 13 weeks;
  • Aged 16 or 17 years old

You are still classed as a looked after child and Children's Services will continue to support you as before, though more emphasis will be on preparing you on how to live independently.

Please note: Any person aged 16 or 17 years who is on secure remand in a:

  • Secure Children's Home;
  • Secure Training Centre;
  • Young Offender Institution

Is also considered to be Looked after.  Any time spent on remand is also counted towards the 13 weeks needed to become a Eligible Child.


Children's Services MUST support you by:

  • Listening to your wishes and feelings;
  • Appoint you a personal advisor (PA) in Lincolnshire your PA is called a Leaving care Worker;
  • Making an assessment of your needs;
  • Prepare a care plan and a Pathway Plan;
  • Review your Care Plan and Pathway Plan;
  • Pay for your accommodation;
  • Pay for your subsistence (Food, and drink);
  • Visit you regularly 

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