Services for Young Children

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.

Policy guidance for putting together a Children in care policy in the setting

Clearly identify designated person responsible for Children in care within the setting – could be incorporated into LPS role