Helping a young person prepare for leaving care
Young people need the support of their carers to help them prepare for adult lives, build positive connections and achieve their life goals
What it means to leave care
Leaving care is a technical term used in legislation. It means that the young person in your care is no longer formally in the care of the Minister. This usually happens when he or she turns 18.
Leaving care doesn’t mean the young person has to move out and leave your home. It’s about planning for the future, identifying goals and the actions that will see them achieve their goals.