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Leaving Care Useful Words

1. What is Leaving Care? 2. Housing 3. Money
4. Employment 5. Useful Words 6. Education
7. Life Skills 8. Emotional Well Being



Child Arrangements Order (previously called a Residence Order)

A court order that states the living arrangements and contact details of a child(ren) is a Child Arrangements Order.



Former Relevant

Former UASC (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child)


Homeless Young Person


Looked After Child

A child who is being looked after by their local authority.  They might be living: with foster parents, at home with their parents under supervision of social services, in residential children's homes, other resedential settings like schools or secure units.  Children may have been placed in care voluntarily by parents struggling to cope.  Or, children's services may have intervened becasue a child as at significant risk of harm.


Pathway plan


Relevant Children


Secure remand

A secure remand is when you're waiting for your trial but need to be kept in a secure training centre or young offender institution for safeguarding reasons. 


Secure training centres

A secure training centre is a place for children 17 or under who have broken the law more than once.  Here, they will have school classes and learn skills for their futures.


Special guardianship order

A special guardianship order allows someone who is not the parent to make a parent's decisions for a child who is under 18.


Young offender institution (Y.O.I)

If you are between 18 and 20 and have broken the law you will go to a young offender institution.  Some Y.O.Is accept 15-17 year olds.  These children are classed as juvenile offenders.


Qualifying Children

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