Children who are 'looked after'
Information about how children and young people are 'looked after' by the local authority.
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'.