Relationships for care leavers

We will support you to develop and maintain positive relationships with your family and friends.  Your Pathway Plan will detail any specific individual support you will receive.  At aged 16, we will consider holding a meeting called a ‘Family Group Conference’ to involve significant adults in your life, in the process for planning for independence.  We will review the time you spend with your family and people that are important to you in accordance with your wishes and feelings, however we remain mindful of the need to keep you safe and any specific individual risks will need to be addressed.

As detailed in the ‘financial’ section of this document, we will support you to spend time with family and friends prior to you reaching 18 and post 18, we will consider contributing to the cost of transport where there is the need.  Specific details according to your individual needs will be detailed in your Pathway Plan.

There are many external support services your Personal Advisor can help you access should you experience any kind of relationship difficulties. They can accompany you or you can contact a service in confidence. 

Services we will help you access are:

  • Refuge Warrington Independent Domestic Violence Abuse (IDVA) service
  • Cheshire Police 
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
  • Warrington Women’s Aid Refuge
  • Housing Plus
  • Victim Support
  • National 24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline
  • Men’s Advice Line
  • Karma Nirvana Honour Network Helpline
  • Respect
  • National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) Injunctions
  • NSPCC – Female Genital Mutilation 24 hour helpline
  • Warrington Domestic Abuse Partnership
  • Mankind.org.uk
  • Thehideout.org.uk