can I leave foster care at 17?

So I’m a foster child who is currently in care, and I turn 17 in 24 days. I don’t like my placement (but I don’t want to change) and much rather live with my family or boyfriend (who is over 18). Is it possible to leave care at my age or no? I live in England too.

2 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    You need to contact your case worker and ask them.  They may have some sort of transitional care/home you can move to as you will be aging out in a year or so.

    If you were able to move back home though you would not still be in foster care.  The goal in foster care is always reunification with the biological family so if that hasn't happened, there is a reason.

  • 5 months ago

    You would need to ask your social worker what the law is where you live.

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