In care? Or recently left? This is the section for you…

Ask us for advice - It's free

In care or a care leaver? Looking for help and advice? Talk to us in confidence – online or over the phone on our dedicated helpline for young people. We really know our stuff about the care system and what everyone’s rights and entitlements are! Call us on 0800 023 2033 between 10:30am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email us at

"“Genuinely in the 10 minute call I had more help than in the last 18 months.”"
-Caller to the Care Advice Line

Care factsheets - free to download

Our Advice and Information team take calls from young people in care and care leavers on lots of different subjects. They often gets asked about managing money, how the care system works and what young care leavers are entitled to. That’s why we’ve put together these three FREE factsheets, available for you to download and keep - simply click on the images below to download.

All about the money looks at financial support that’s available for care leavers aged 18 or over, including funds that you’re entitled to as well as sources of funding that you can apply for.

The name game looks at all the different people who work in children’s services who you might meet if you’re in care or a care leaver. It explains what different people do and how they can help you.

Pathway to success looks at pathway plans, which are really important documents setting out what you want to do, what support you need and how your council will help you get it. 

All about the money
Pathway to success