Looked After Children Strategy

Our priorities

Staying safe

  • lower the number of children who need to be cared for within public care.
  • lower the numbers of children and young people who are missing from care.
  • lower the number of looked after children who become involved in crime.

Enjoy and participate

  • support and develop our Children in Care Council.
  • ensure through the use of Viewpoint that all looked after children are listened to, so that their views help us plan what we do and make it better.
  • improve placement choice and placement stability.

Improve educational achievement

  • set better targets for each looked after child so we can support them in reaching their full potential.
  • improve the quality of personal education plans.
  • improve school attendance.

Staying healthy

  • improve dental and health assessments.
  • improve access to emotional and behavioural support.

Improved employment, education and training for care leavers

  • improve access to work, education and training for care leavers.
  • provide suitable accommodation to care leavers.

To find out more

You can find out more about services for looked after children and other specialist children’s services by visiting the Council’s children, young people and families pages or by calling 01274 437500

For more information on fostering and adoption call 01274 437343.

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