Leaving Care

Young people standing together

The Southend Care Leaver’s Offer

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to ensuring that care leavers receive priority services to support you to successfully be prepared for adulthood and independence for as long as you want up until you are 25 years old.

As corporate parents, we take our duties toward care leavers very seriously and are committed to providing the best possible support to meet your individual needs. We aim to identify and promote what is working well in your life, while exploring concerns, assessing the impact of these and planning in partnership with you to address your problems.

We are committed to supporting you having a happy life by helping you to:

  • learn the skills to look after yourself independently
  • live in safe, secure and suitable accommodation
  • be healthy and have knowledge of the services available to you
  • engage in education, training or employment
  • understand your rights and the local authority responsibilities to you

If you would like further details, please email the Leaving Care Team or call us on 01702 532087 between the hours of 9am to 5pm.