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How old are looked after children when they leave care?

Children usually leave care when they’re 18 years old, but in some cases a looked after child may remain with their foster family beyond childhood.

There are also some cases where, with support from their foster family and social worker, a looked after child may move on to live semi-independently from age 16 and over.

Learn more about the different types of fostering at Fostering Rotherham.

Learn more about fostering in Rotherham

If you have any questions about fostering in Rotherham, book a call back with a member of our experienced team at a time that suits you. All our call backs are confidential.


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