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Information, Advice and sources of support for young people in Suffolk

Leaving Care

If you are preparing to leave care or you have already left the information in this section is for you. Use the buttons below to find the information you need.

If there is anything you would like to find out more about, please speak to your social worker or personal adviser.

Here are quick links to information on

If you are at risk or are worried that another young person is at risk call 0808 800 4005 (for free, at any time).

You might like to visit the IMO website - write, speak, share. 

IMO is a voice for young people in care and for care leavers. 

It is somewhere you can share stories, experiences and achievements, get and give advice, and find loads of great free stuff! 

Visit their website:
Access to records

You don’t have to pay and you can receive support for your emotional wellbeing in the process. It’s a BIG DEAL!

You can find more details on our page Information about you and privacy – “Can I see the information you have about me?”.

Through our experience of working with care leavers we recognise that accessing your records is often a really difficult process to go through – make sure you have support around you” .

Suffolk Leaving Care Service
Grand Mentors

If you’re 16-25 years old you might like to have a Grand mentor. Grand mentors are 50+ year old volunteers with Volunteering Matters, who offer their wisdom and life experiences to help you get to where you want to be. 

They offer weekly check ins and can help with (for example) advice, motivation, socialising, reaching goals.

Grandmentors share their stories.

Sounds like a good idea? Get in touch, details on the website: Grandmentors – Volunteer (Suffolk) – Volunteering Matters

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Page updated on March 22nd, 2023 at 09:25am