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Applying for follow-up care after the end of full-time care for foster children


If a foster care relationship ends, follow-up care or transitional care can take place for young adults.

Agreements on this are made in the aid planning.

When a foster child leaves a foster care relationship, this is referred to as a "leaving-care process". He is accompanied by a specialist from the foster children's service.

The goals of follow-up care are, for example, the independence of the foster child from the age of majority.

The specialists of the foster children's service accompany the foster children through reflective follow-up discussions, among other things.

The counselling should take place within a reasonable period of time after the end of the assistance in a form that is understandable, comprehensible and perceptible for the young adults.

Process flow

Follow-up care is agreed between the Youth Welfare Office, the young/young adult and, if applicable, their legal guardians as part of the assistance planning.

Who should I contact?

To the local youth welfare office

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines.

Processing duration

It may take some time for the Youth Welfare Office to process the applications.

Technically approved by

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

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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