Looked After Children Information
Every year for a wide range of reasons a number of young people
are placed in the care of Children's Services. Whilst some
will stay in residential units run by Children's Services others
will be given family placements with foster carers or placed for
adoption. Once these young people reach adulthood many of
them become care leavers and continue to need our support. In all
of these circumstances it is recognised that this is a highly
emotional and stressful time for these young people.
The Permanency Team and Leaving and After Care Service
provides support to meet the needs of these young people and also
to minimise the risk of them becoming the victims of crime and
anti-social behaviour. It also works with them, alongside
other agencies to help young people achieve their potential
in all aspects of their life.