Case Law

Transitions and leaving care for disabled young people: guide to the legal framework

young woman with cerebal palsy studying in garden Photo: JOHN BIRDSALL/ SOCIAL ISSUES PHOTO LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


By Ed Mitchell Contents The statutory context Continuing section 17 services into adulthood Carrying out Care Act assessments for adult services before young people turn 18 Disabled children leaving care at 18 (eligible children) Assessing leaving care needs Preparing a pathway plan Personal adviser and IRO roles Children who cease to be looked after before […]

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