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Eligible Young People

This is a term used in the Leaving Care Procedures. Eligible Young People are young people aged 16 or 17, have been Looked After for a period or periods totalling at least 13 weeks starting after their 14th birthday and are still Looked After. (This total does not include a series of short-term placements of up to four weeks where the child has returned to the parent.) There is a duty to support these young people up to the age of 18. Also see Relevant Young People, Qualifying Young People and Former Relevant Young People.