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Extending Personal Adviser support to age 25

Statutory guidance for local authorities

First Published: 26 February 2018 By: Department for Education

Main points

  • The Children & Social Work Act 2017 introduced a new duty on local authorities, to provide Personal Adviser (PA) support to all care leavers up to age 25, if they want this support.
  • Under previous legislation, local authorities were required to only provide care leavers with support from a PA until they reach age 21, with that support continuing up to age 25 if a care leaver was engaged in education or training. However, this support was not available to care leavers aged over 21 who were not in education, training or employment.
  • This guidance therefore provides information for local authorities to assist them in implementing the new duty, introduced through the Children & Social Work Act 2017.
  • The duty commences from 1 April 2018.

Download at source: Extending Personal Adviser support to all care leavers to age 25 Statutory guidance for local authorities

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