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‘When I am ready’ scheme for looked-after young people, 12/06/15 [W]

New arrangements are being rolled out in Wales to allow looked-after children to stay with their foster families after the age of 18.

The When I Am Ready scheme aims to avoid young people having a disruption in their living arrangements while they are in education or training, or developing skills for living independently.

The reforms are part of social services reform being held under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act.  Local authorities will have new duties towards the young people who wish to stay in care past the age of 18.

The When I Am Ready arrangements mean that the young person can stay with their foster family until aged 21, or 25 if they are completing an agreed programme of education or training.

You can find out more on the Welsh Government website.