The Children (Leaving Care) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (now consolidated as the Care Leavers (England) Regulations 2010) provides the legal framework for care leavers who are “relevant” or “former relevant” i.e. who are no longer formally looked after.

The Planning Transition to Adulthood for Care Leavers Statutory Guidance explains how the regulations should be put in to practice, offering advice to local authorities on how to carry out their duties so that young people leaving care are able to reach their potential as they make the transition to adulthood.

The consultation on the Children Leaving Care Regulations and Planning Transition to Adulthood was held between 4th Jan and 26th March 2010. This document summarises the key issues raised during the consultation period.


  • Introduction
  • Responses
  • Next Steps
  • The Consultation Process
  • Structural Changes
  • Pathway Planning
  • Education
  • Reviews
  • Personal Advisers
  • Care Leavers 18-25
  • Groups Requiring Specialist Support
  • Care Leavers Living Away From Their Responsible Authority
  • Accommodation
  • Money and Benefits
  • Inter-agency working
  • Language and Terminology
  • Managers Views
  • Conclusion
  • Annex