Staying put policy

Our staying put policy sets out our approach to supporting young people who stay with their foster carer(s) after their 18th birthday.

It applies to all young people in our care, who are living with their former foster carer(s) on their 18th birthday. The foster carer(s) may be Kent in-house foster carers, connected person’s carers or Independent Fostering Agency carers.

Our staying put policy should be read in conjunction with our children in care and care leavers strategy and the care leavers local offer.