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Council Services:

Young people leaving care services

Whatever you want to do after leaving care, the Isle of Anglesey County Council now offers you help and support to achieve your aims in life.

Getting what you what you want out of life is all about making choices that are right for you. You may have an idea of what sort of job or career appeals to you. Over the next few years you’ll need to make choices about things like:

  • going to college
  • leaving school
  • somewhere to live
  • registering with a doctor

You’ll also have hopes and ambitions you want to make a reality in the future. They might include:

  • learning to drive 
  • gaining qualifications 
  • finding a job and earning money
  • having your own home

The Care Leavers Act recognises that all young people need support to help them on their way in life, and that includes people in care. From now on, young care leavers will get that support.

Soon after your 15th birthday you will meet your After-Care Worker who will be a member of the Children and Families Team in Social Services. You can ask someone else to be your advisor, but whoever is appointed will encourage you to continue getting support from other friends and adults you know.

His or her role will be to listen to what you have to say and to be your official connection to whatever help and support you need to make choices about your future.

The After-Care Worker’s job is to work with you to put together a Pathway Plan – this sets out your needs and wishes and how best they can be met by yourself and the County Council.

The Plan will be flexible – it’ll develop and adapt as the months and years go by, as your life changes. It covers the time period from when you leave care, to when you reach your early 20s.

The idea is to make sure you are aware of your rights, have access to the information you need to make choices and get support to enable you to pursue your hopes and ambitions. The bottom line is- remember it’s your future   

These are just a few examples of the sort of practical help your Pathway Plan could get you:

  • rent and living expenses
  • money for sports or hobby equipment
  • fees for education and training
  • finding accommodation in the holidays (if you are at college)
  • careers and job information / preparation

The After-Care Service is a long term commitment to give you a good start to adult life.

If you decide to leave Anglesey, your After-Care Worker will keep in touch and make sure you get continued support from your new Local Authority.

The Children Leaving Care Act 2001 affects 16-18 year olds who have lived in a children’s home or with a foster carer for 13 weeks or more since they were 14 years old. Social Services intends to support you, in some of the ways parents might help a young person into young adulthood.

The Housing and Social Services Department is anxious to receive feedback from service users as regards the way we arrange services. You are also entitled to submit an official complaint to the Department if you are unhappy with our services. See the link below to access further information about the complaints proceedure.

For more information, you can talk to your social worker, foster carer or the Social Services After Care Team Please see the contact details above.

Contact Children's Services

Isle of Anglesey County Council
Council Building
LL77 7TW
Tel: 01248 725888
Croesawir galwadau yn y Gymraeg
Police - where there is an immediate danger to a child, 0845 607 1002 (English line), 0845 607 1001 (Welsh line) or 999

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