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Qualifying Young People

Qualifying Young People are young people over the age of 16 and under the age of 21, and have been Looked After or, if disabled, Privately Fostered after reaching 16 or are the subject of a Special Guardianship Order and were Looked After immediately before the Special Guardianship Order was made, but do not qualify as Eligible Young People, Relevant Young People or Former Relevant Young People. They may receive support, advice and assistance.

Where the young person is in full time further or higher education, is under the age of 25 and qualifies for advice and assistance (or would have done if under 21), the local authority must provide assistance in relation to securing vacation accommodation.