About the Local Offer for care leavers | Local Offer for care leavers | Medway Council

About the Local Offer for care leavers

We have developed a Local Offer for care leavers to help you find the services and support we offer. These services can help you manage the journey into early adulthood and independent living.

These services will include:

We’ve set out what support we offer care leavers to make it easier for young people leaving care to access support up to the age of 25.

Our role as corporate parents

When a child or young person goes into the care of Medway Council (and its elected members, employees and partner agencies), we become the Corporate Parent.

This means we take responsibility for ensuring the best possible care for those we care for so they can mature into a healthy, independent young person.

You can expect a corporate parent to:

  • respect and honour your identity
  • listen to you
  • always believe in you
  • keep you informed
  • support and guide you
  • find you a safe home
  • be your champion
  • be realistic and honest