Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Children and Social Work Act (2017) was implemented on 1st April 2018 and extends the Corporate Parenting responsibility for a Local Authority to provide support to Care Leavers up until the age of 25 years (formerly 21 years). Local Authorities are required to publish a Local Offer for Care Leavers by December 2018 which sets out the services and support available and their entitlements. To meet the requirements of the Local Offer the 18plus Care Leavers Service undertook a service review in July 2018, to review the staffing capacity of the service and to plan for the increase in demand.
As Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, I agree to:
(i) Publish Kent County Council’s Local Offer for Care Leavers up to the age of 25 years in accordance with the statutory requirements of The Children and Social Work Act (2017).
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Date of decision: 06/12/2018
Effective from: 14/12/2018