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Children who are Looked After

Information about how children and young people are looked after by the local authority

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Whenever possible, we will support children to live with their own families, and work with that family to overcome the difficulties they are having.  Sometimes, however, it is not safe or not possible for a child to stay in the family home, and Social Services has to make arrangements for them to be looked after by the local authority. Sometimes this is referred to as 'being in care'.

Information for Parents of Looked After Children

What happens when your child is looked after by the local authority

Leaving Care and Becoming Independent

How the Authority supports former Looked after Children so that they can live as independent adults.

Corporate Parenting

The Council's legal and moral responsibilities for children looked after under a Care Order

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