The government has launched a new guide on arrangements for care leavers aged 18 and above to stay on with their former foster carers.

The aim of this guidance is to set out the different “Staying Put” frameworks and context i.e. arrangements where-by young people aged eighteen and older who were previously looked after remain living with their former foster carer/s (who may also remain a foster carer for younger children). The guidance sets out the Department for Education (DfE) context, followed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit related issues for both Foster/”Staying Put” carers and young people, and finally sets out the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Income Tax and National Insurance framework.

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