The Local Offer for care leavers in Knowsley has been developed by the council, local partners and care leavers.
To help develop this Local Offer, multi-agency meetings (including care leaver representatives) and meetings with the Care Leavers’ Forum have taken place to identify the issues that matter to you and how you would like to be supported as you move away from care and become independent. This works supports Knowsley Better Together, bringing people and organisations together for the benefit of Knowsley and its residents. We know that more can be achieved when we all work together.
A care leaver is someone aged 25 and under who has been looked after by a local authority – the local authority is their Corporate Parent. To be able to get the support from the Local Offer for care leavers, you must have been in care for at least 13 weeks after your 14th birthday and some of those 13 weeks must have been after your 16th birthday.