Education and Learning Post 16


This chapter summarises the financial support available for young people in care and care leavers who wish to continue in education or training post 16.

This chapter was added to the procedures manual in January 2015.

1. Availability of Financial Support

Derbyshire County Council can offer financial help to young people in care and care leavers, who are considered former relevant children, who wish to:

  • Stay on in further education;
  • Follow an apprenticeship; or
  • Go on to university.

This help is offered so that finance is not be a barrier to learning for young people in care and care leavers.

We believe that every child in care is capable of success in learning and in life and we want to support young people to go on to achieve.

Our ambition is that post 16 young people be supported to participate in education, employment or training and we have agreed what financial support students can expect to receive.

2. Further Information

You will find our policy document 'Financial Arrangements for post 16' in the Support for Children in our care section of our website.