Being in care

When a young person is put into foster care it becomes the duty of the local authority to provide care for that person.  This includes providing them with food, care and support around other key areas.  Those in care will also be provided with a social worker and further information about being in care.  Meetings are held regularly to ensure progression and to allow that young person the chance to get their voice heard.  Everyone has access to the same support when placed under the care of their local authority.

The age at which young people are put into care ranges as it depends on the young person’s circumstances.  Some are put into care when they’re in their teens, while others may get placed while they’re a child.  When you leave care the support you have will change, details can be found here.