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What is the definition of a care experienced young person?

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Published: 27 January 2020

At the University of Sunderland we deem a care experienced young person as someone who has spent 13 weeks or more in the care of the local authority (eg foster care or children’s home) between their 14th and 16th birthday, were privately fostered until the age of 16 or who were ‘looked after’ until they were subject of a Special Guardianship Order.

If you are in any doubt if you are a care experienced young person or what you may be eligible for, please contact our dedicated team on 0191 515 2216 or email care.contact@sunderland.ac.uk.


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