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Caring for Children

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Children in Care teams

For some children and young people the best plan is for them to be looked after by someone other than their immediate family, that is to be ‘In Care’. When the agreed plan is for this arrangement to be longer term, a social worker from the Children in Care team will become involved. They will work with the child, family and others to make sure that being in care is as positive an experience as possible.

A young person who has been in care and reaches the age of 18 years should still be able to receive help as they need it. Youth teams will provide a worker to ensure assistance is offered in these circumstances.

More information about Children in Care.