Being in CareYoung people like you are in care or have been in care.

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For most young people this means living away from your family. This can be a scary time as you will meet lots of new people and may not understand all that is happening or why.

There are many reasons why young people come into care. Whatever the reason, it is important to remember it is NOT YOUR FAULT. Try not to worry about what is happening or going to happen as there will be trusted adults and other young people you can talk to if you are worried or upset.

When a young person becomes 18 they are no longer legally in care. Although many young people leave care when they are 18, some young people may leave before that.

To qualify for support after leaving care from Solihull Children’s Services, young people would have needed to have been in care for 13 weeks either:

  • between their 14th and after their 16th birthdays or
  • after their 16th birthday.

Other young people who have been in care or subject to a special guardianship order or residence order or from another local authority may also be able to get advice and assistance from Solihull Children’s Services.


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