Children in Care and Care Experienced young people

Information, support and guidance for young people in care, and those who have left care and are moving into independence.

You can find practical support, information and guidance to support your journey beyond care on Bath & North East Somerset's Care Leavers Local Offer site.

The In Care and Care Experienced Council supported by Off The Record B&NES work with young people who are in care in Bath and North East Somerset. These young people are supported to guide the development and delivery of services to young people in care.

The Care Leavers Association is a charity set up to bring together the voices of care leavers to improve the experiences of people in care and inform future policies, outcomes and practice. They also have a Young People's Project to give younger care leavers the necessary advice and skills to get on in life.  They offer advice and support on Leaving Care rights and entitlements, as well as signposting to services that can offer assistance.

Coram Voice are an advocacy service for young people in care, those who are care experienced and those moving on into independence. They support young people in knowing their rights, navigating their future plans and ensuring their future wellbeing.

Become support young people in care or who are care experienced to understand the care system, their rights, entitlements and offer a free, confidential telephone helpline and online support. They can be contacted by telephone on 0800 023 2033 between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or by emailing

The following video features Ian Thomas, an inspirational advocate for care experienced young people. Here he talks about his personal experiences as a care leaver and how he became who he is today.

The Adolescent and Care Experienced team in B&NES have compiled a list of achievements from care leavers to celebrate their achievements and mark National Care Leavers Week 2021. You can find the document below this text.