This information is for you as a young person who has been looked after by Barnet Council. It is about the support available to you as you leave care. We want to make sure that young people in care and care leavers feel safe and supported and know where to go for advice and help. We know that entering into the world of adulthood is a big step with many new decisions and we want you to know that we still care about you and are determined to support you as best we can.

To be able to receive the support and services in this offer, you must have been in care for a period of at least 13 weeks (or periods amounting to 13 weeks) which began after you were 14 years old and includes some time on and after your 16th birthday. Personal Advisers (PA) within the care leavers service, will share and promote the Barnet local offer and ensure young people are aware of what services are available and the services they are entitled to. The offer applies to all young people who have been in the care of Barnet Council, as outlined above, whether you are still living in Barnet or in another local authority area. At times we may need to make our support available to care leavers who are not from Barnet but live in the area.

If you are not sure whether you qualify for support, then ask your PA/social worker or visit the Barnet Care Leavers Service, known as the Onwards and Upwards team at:

34 – 36 Woodhouse Road
North Finchley
N12 0RG

Some information may change so please make sure that you check this offer regularly. If you would prefer a paper copy of this information or require this in a different language or format, please let your social worker or PA know.

The amount of financial and other support you will receive as a care leaver will be dependent on your age and individual circumstances.

The local offer provides information on the following areas:

Advice and support
Money and financial support
Housing and Accommodation
Education, Employment and Training
Staying healthy
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