Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are excluded from income-related benefits. Instead the local authority is responsible for supporting them. This half-day course looks at the special benefit rules for care-experienced young people.
The course covers
• The special benefit rules affecting 16 and 17-year-olds leaving care and in continuing care, including young people who have been living with kinship carers
• Local authorities’ powers and responsibilities towards care leavers
• The roll-out of universal credit and the impact on care-experienced young people