Throughcare and aftercare for young people

Leaving care

Throughcare and Aftercare (TCAC) support young people in care or leaving care in Edinburgh.

You must be looked after or accommodated by us at or after your 16th birthday. Complete a referral form if you are still in care and aged at least 15½. Your social worker must complete one too, so talk to them first.

Download forms and documents for young people in TCAC (PDFs and DOCs)

If you have already left care, your duty worker can still support you. We have a duty to offer a service to eligible young people aged 16 to 18. We may be able to extend the service to age 26. 

Weekly drop in

Our weekly drop in at 329 High Street is open to all care leavers on Tuesdays from 10am to 1:30pm. We also run activities on Tuesday afternoon.

Pathway plan 

We use a pack called Pathway to help you plan your future. We will work with you to agree your Pathway plan. This will cover

  • where you live
  • friends and family
  • health and wellbeing
  • learning and work
  • lifestyle and money
  • rights and legal issues.