Care leavers - local offer
Local authorities must continue to meet their statutory responsibilities towards care leavers such as:
- providing personal advisers
- preparing and reviewing pathway plans.
Personal advisers should proactively reach out to care leavers during the pandemic. This includes care leavers aged over 21 who are eligible for support up to age 25, but who were not accessing support before the pandemic.
In Barnet we understand that care experienced young people might be feeling anxious about COVID-19. Many of us are experiencing the same feelings, you are not alone.
If you have any questions about the impact of COVID-19 on your circumstances or wellbeing, speak to your social worker or leaving care personal advisor.
If you are a care leaver and would like advice and support but no longer have a social worker or personal advisor because you are aged 21 to 25, please contact the Onwards and Upwards leaving care duty team:
Telephone: 020 8359 6220
Local offer information
Barnet’s care leaver local offer was launched in April 2019, as required under the Children and Social Work Act (2017). The local offer sets out our offer for young people who have been looked after by Barnet Council, including the information, services and support available.
The local offer provides information on the following areas:
- Advice and support
- Money and financial support
- Housing and Accommodation
- Education, Employment and Training
- Staying healthy
- Having your say
- Our Pledge
- Useful Information and contacts
If you would like to submit information for inclusion in the offer, or request further information contact the Onwards and Upwards Team.
34 to 36 Woodhouse Road