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 Looked After Children and Leaving 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 prevent them being drawn into crime or
anti-social behaviour, and to achieve to their potential in all
aspects of their life.