Many young people in foster care are not ready to live on their own at 18. The Foster Carer can choose to take on a foster child after care (There is a Government scheme in place called ‘Staying Put’ which allows over 18s to opt to stay with Foster Carers. Planning for children post-18 begins well in advance. For the Staying Put Scheme, certain criteria must be met, such as continuity in education, vocational training, apprenticeships and further education.)

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