However, in some cases it’s necessary earlier than that. For young people suffering abuse, agencies will be able to get the child leave home, and either enter care or move in with other family like their grandparents. This is allowed at any age. The difficult comes with doing it through choice. If a young person is trying to live with their grandparents instead, it’s a matter of the parents agreeing to it.
If the parents can agree to the child moving out and living with their grandparents, then that can be done at near enough any age during their youth. You don’t need to be 18 to leave.
It’s often difficult for families to deal with children leaving home, but sometimes when children move to their grandparents’ house, it’s for the better. Moving to the homes of an elderly relative can allow the child to remain in contact with parents while staying away from home for whatever reason caused the move in the first place.
Get in touch with local government if you need precise information and legalities about your own area. There’ll be somebody in a dedicated office or over the telephone who will be willing to talk to you, or provide you with contact details for family services that are willing to help.