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Continuation of accommodation / assistance for young adults as foster children, accompaniment

The objectives of assistance for education in full-time care are not achieved in the short term. When a foster child reaches the age of 18, assistance can be continued. This is intended to ensure that progress made in the development of young adults is not jeopardised. Young adults receive help as long as their personal development does not enable them to lead a self-determined, self-reliant and independent way of life.

If the assistance is continued, the previous offer will be continued.

The continuation of the aid must be applied for before the 18th birthday. It can be granted up to the age of 21. In exceptional cases, it may also be granted beyond this.

Process flow

The application for continued assistance is submitted by the young people or young adults themselves.

The foster children's service or the local youth welfare office can advise them on this.

Who should I contact?

To the local youth welfare office


Provision of assistance for education according to §27 SGB VIII.

The continuation of the assistance can be applied for if the end of the assistance ends due to the approaching age of majority and/or because a continuation would contribute to the stabilization of the situation of the young person or young adult.

Which documents are required?


What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)