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Children and Young People Advocacy Services Young people talking about their advocates
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This is a children in care council report that maps out all the activities that they have done. This will give you a good idea of the typical activities that councils do with their children in care councils.
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This is a Children in Care survey results from Kingston Council.
Fostering ambassador and reality TV star Lydia Bright chats with her former foster sister Ellie about her journey as a care leaver and her experiences of living independently and being homeless. Ellie started living with Lydia and her foster family when she was seven years old. She left when she was 18.
This is a report published outlining the impact of adopting Protected Characteristics at Cornwall Council.
This report proposes that Cabinet agrees to recognise and treat experience of being in children’s social care as if it were a protected characteristic, in response to the notice of motion raised at Full Council on 23 May 2023.
This is a Council Tax Policy from St Helens that exempts all care leavers from Council Tax. This document makes reference to the previous policy only exempting Care Leavers from that Borough.
3.1. From 1 March 2020, a discretionary Council Tax discount is available to all care leavers aged between 18 and 24 years living in the borough. The discount will
This is an Example of a Care Leaver Council tax exemption application form at St Helens Council. Not all councils have these. Some councils will get information directly from the Social Care Department. In Counties it is more difficult because the Council Tax Department is in a different council.
This is the application for Council Tax Exemption for Lewisham Council. One of the questions asks about where they were previously in care.
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Gedling Borough Council Tax Reduction Scheme for Care Leavers. This is the council tax exemption policy guidance presented to politicians at this District Council in Nottinghamshire. Contains the Local Offer Website preferred care Leaver definition, meaning care leavers from other authorities can benefit from the scheme.