|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