Looked after children
It is better for some children and young people to be looked after by people outside their immediate family. That is defined as being ‘In Care’. When the agreed plan is for this arrangement to be longer term, a social worker from the Children in Care team will become involved. They will work with the child, family and others to make sure that being in care is as positive an experience as possible.
A young person who has been in care and reaches the age of 18 years should still be able to receive help if it’s needed. Care Leavers teams will provide a worker to ensure assistance is offered in these circumstances.