TACT are delighted that Welsh Assembly members have voted to allow young people in care an entitlement to stay with their foster carers until they are 21.
This move follows recent announcements in England and Scotland allowing post 18 entitlements for care leavers. This is a hugely positive development that will allow young people, who would otherwise have been required to move into independent accommodation at 18, to stay in a secure and settled environment. For young adults, this security in crucial in helping them reach their potential.
While we are delighted with this development, in order to properly succeed, there will need to be sufficient funding made available to ensure that as many young people as possible are able to take advantage of the new entitlement. Funding details are not yet clear, and we and we will be closely monitoring further announcements.
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