Children in Care (CiC)
Who are children in care?
Children in care can live in their own home, in a foster placement with a foster carer, in a foster placement with a family member or relative or in a local authority home
Why do children become looked after?
A child can become looked after by their local authority for many different reasons. Some children just need some time away from home or they might be awaiting adoption. Some will have experienced neglect, trauma, abuse or pain. Some have parents with poor mental health, a history of substance misuse, domestic abuse. Some may have suffered non accidental injuries. For further information including PEP guidance and forms, please visit the Hampshire Virtual School for CiC
- Supporting children in care 38kb in your setting
- Attachment for Children looked after 479 kB
- Attachment issues in adoption and foster care 78 kB
Clearly identify designated person responsible for Children in care within the setting – could be incorporated into LPS role
- Example of policy document from Hungerford Nursery
- Example of policy document from Enchanted Wood Nursery.
- Early Years Pupil Premium and Dedicated School Grant for CIC: Frequently Asked Questions
- Dedicated Schools Grant for 3 and 4 year olds looked after by another Local Authority: Claim form (electronic version)
- Dedicated Schools Grant for 3 and 4 year olds looked after by another Local Authority: Claim form (print version)