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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Meaning of care leaver

49.  An eligible student is a “care leaver” if the student—

(a)is under the age of 25 on the first day of the first academic year of the present course,

(b)is, or has been, a category of young person defined in, or by virtue of, section 104 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014(1), and

(c)between the student’s 14th birthday and the first day of the first academic year of the course, the student—

(i)was looked after, fostered or accommodated (within the meaning of sections 74 and 104 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014) for an aggregate period of 13 weeks or more, or

(ii)was a person with respect to whom a special guardianship order (within the meaning given by section 14A of the Children Act 1989)(2) was in force for a period of 13 weeks or more.

(1)

2014 anaw. 4.

(2)

1989 c.41; section 14A was inserted by the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (c. 38) and amended by the Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6) and the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (c. 23).

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