This section is for you if
- your social worker has just referred you to the Care Leavers' team
- you are starting to think about when you leave care
- you are about to leave care very soon
- you have already left care
You can contact the Care Leavers Team via:
- telephone: 01905 845613
- post: Care Leavers Team, Worcestershire County Council, PO Box 589, Worcester, WR5 4AH
Whatever your situation you will have many questions to ask and decisions to make. We intend to provide some of the answers to those questions and to give you information about the help and advice that you can expect from the Care Leavers’ Team and your Personal Advisor.
Care leavers' week 2018 challenge
To mark Care Leavers' Week 2018, Sally Clewes and Celena Rossano from our Care Leavers team, together with Director of Children, Families and Communities, Catherine Driscoll, have accepted the challenge to live on an average Care Leavers' weekly income of £30.64. Find out more information on Care leavers' week 2018 challenge
Tell us your views
Worcestershire County Council wants to hear your views or suggestions for improving the Care Leavers' service. There are several ways you can do this:
- you could get involved in organising activities for young people
- taking part in interviews to recruit social workers and personal advisors for Worcestershire
- meeting with Councillors and Children's Services managers to share your ideas on the sorts of things that need to change; you can do this through becoming a member of Worcestershire's Care Leavers' Council: Speak Out
For more information on getting involved with Speak Out contact either:
- Youth Voice Team on 01905 846498
- Care Leavers' Service on 01905 845613
If you do not live in Worcestershire you can still give us your feedback by asking your PA for a feedback form so you can send us your views.
Our promise to care leavers
This charter sets out the promises that central government and Worcestershire County Council have made to care leavers.
The county council has also produced a Care Leavers Strategy which is a whole system joined up approach to supporting Care Leavers. It provides a framework for the County Council, District Councils, Elected Members, Officers and Partners to fulfil our duties and responsibilities as Corporate Parents for Care Leavers. It sets out what must be done by whom, to ensure that our care leavers receive the support, help and guidance they may need to live independently and to be able to support themselves.