Children in care and care leavers

In care or leaving care? Information just4u

If you're in care we'll make sure your life's as normal as possible. You'll still be able to do the things you used to, like going to school, seeing your friends and family, and having fun.

Our pledge tells you how we'll care for you, make sure you get a good education, help you enjoy life and prepare you for the future.

Leaving care and becoming independent is a big step, so before you leave we'll make sure that you're well prepared.

More information just4u

Contact our Children in Care team

Call (01226) 772626 or

Our local offer for care leavers

Find about our local offer to support you when leaving care.

Read our local offer

Information for placing authorities

What you need to know if you're placing a child in care in Barnsley.

Follow our guidance

Legislation and statutory guidance

The legal process of how children are taken into care is explained on GOV.UK.

Find out more on GOV.UK