Speak to your social worker if you need to apply for any of the following:
If you do not have a birth certificate we can apply for one on your behalf.
We will help you apply for a passport if you do not already have one.
You will need to apply and pay for a replacement passport when yours expires or if it is lost or stolen. Your passport is your main source of ID so it must be kept very safe.
National Insurance (N.I) number
At age 15 years and 9 months we will apply for your National Insurance number. Remind your social worker or keyworker if you do not receive it. You will need to have this to be able to work, claim benefits, apply for a student loan at university and to vote in elections. You must have the right to work or study in the UK to get a National Insurance number.
We will pay 50% of the cost of your provisional driving licence, a maximum of 20 driving lessons, your theory and practical tests. However, you will need to show that you need to drive for educational, employment or training purposes. This will need to be agreed and written into your Pathway Plan when you turn 18.
If you are entitled to apply to become a British Citizen before the age of 18, we will support you to do this.
REMEMBER – Once you have these documents it is important that you keep them safe otherwise you will need to pay to replace them.
Accessing your personal information held by Hounslow Council
Hounslow Council holds information about any person who receives social care services from them. After your 16th birthday you have the right to ask to see the personal information we hold about you. Please talk to your social worker about this. They will talk to you about this decision and make sure that you are prepared to see the information as some of it may be distressing to read.