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Tameside Leaving Care Team

About Leaving Care Support

The Tameside Leaving Care Team is based at 31 Clarence Arcade, Stamford Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne. The Team is part of Children's Social Care Looked After Children's Unit.

The Service holds a significant budget to ensure that the Service delivered is in line with the statutory requirements laid down in the Leaving Care Act 2000 and Care Matters.

Young People in the Care of Tameside Local Authority transfer to the team on their 16th birthday, however they will have been working alongside their Personal Advisor from the age of 15 and a half on producing their Pathway Plan. This plan needs to be in place at the latest 3 months after their 16th birthday.

The Plan forms the basis for their future service up until the age of 21 or 24 if they go to University. All aspects of the young persons needs are addressed in the plan including financial, education and employment, accommodation, health and emotional welfare and who has the responsibilities for teaching the young person Independent Living Skills to enable them to move into their own tenancies at 18 years.

The Team supports all Care Leavers, and the service provided is subject to continual improvement and Consultation with Care Leavers to inform the Annual Objectives detailed in the Team Plan.

Page last updated: 23 April 2008