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Care Act 2014

Section 66 – Continuity of services under other legislation

400.A local authority may not provide any care and support under this Part to meet a child’s or young carer’s needs in advance of their 18th birthday. However, it is possible that on their 18th birthday, adult care and support may not be in place immediately.

401.Where this happens, and the child or young carer has previously been receiving services under section 17 of the 1989 Act or section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, this section provides that the local authority must continue to provide those services until the relevant steps have been undertaken. This is to ensure no gap in provision during the transition to adult care and support.

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