When taking into care ends, a child or young person may still need help and support. This is called after-care.

The purpose of after-care is to facilitate the child or young person’s return home or becoming independent. After-care may continue until the young person turns 21. The child welfare services together with the young person agree and plan which services and support measures after-care includes in practice. After-care may include support for housing, livelihood, work or study.