Manchester City Council

Social services Staying with your foster carer after you turn 18

Leaving foster care doesn’t necessarily mean you have to leave your foster home. Many young people carry on living with their foster carer after they turn 18.

It doesn’t matter how long you have lived with your foster carer, you just need to be living with them the day before your 18th birthday.

If this is what you and your foster carer want – and it’s in your best interests – your social worker will work with you both to make all the arrangements. They’ll start as early as possible, ideally before you turn 16. So everything is sorted out for you in advance.

We call this a living together agreement.

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