These pages are for you. Mostly they are for you if you’re new to care, are already in care or are a care leaver, preparing to leave us, in a supported way. They’re also for you if you’re on a Child Protection Plan and living with your family or if you and your family are being supported by us. It should help answer any questions you have, point you to the right information and help you understand how we work.
Our motto is ‘Safe, Secure and Successful’ and our whole focus is on helping you achieve all these things.
What does being ‘looked after’ mean?
What is a Child Protection Plan? What does that mean for me?
Why am I being looked after?
There are two ways you can start to be looked after
What does placement mean?
What does legal status mean?
Where will I live?
What is a foster carer?
Why are there so many forms?
Can I see the information that is written about me?
How will my social worker know what I want?
Will I be able to see my parents and other members of my family?
Will I get pocket money?
Can I stay with friends?
Will I get new clothes?
Will I live with people like me?
Who can I talk to about how I feel?