Caring for children
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When you have an important meeting you need to have your say too. This can be hard so an advocate can help. Information about advocacy for children and young people. For more information about children in care view the Caring for Children web pages.
Download a copy of Advocacy Service leaflet 763kb (February 2009)
A Family Group Conference is a way of getting you and all your family together to make important plans and decisions when there are difficulties for a child or young person. For more information about family group conference view the Family Group Conference web pages.
Download a copy of Family Group Conference - information for families leaflet 109kb
Download a copy of Family Group Conference - information for professionals leaflet 87kb
If a child under 16 is staying with someone who is not a family member for more than 28 days then this may be Private Fostering and the Children’s Services Department must be informed. For more information view Private fostering web page.
Download a copy of Living away from home - information for children and young people leaflet 241kb (December 2008)
Download a copy of Somebody else's child? - information for parents and carers leaflet 162kb (December 2008)