Children in care

When you first come into our care, we'll make a care plan and a placement plan for you. 

We have to do this within 10 days of you coming into care and we'll involve you in writing this, as well as your parents and your social worker.

Once you're happy with the plans, we'll ask you to sign them.

What's in your care plan

This is a plan for you which says how we’ll help you.

It will say where you’ll be living, where you’ll go to school, the contact you’ll have with your family and friends, what kind of help you'll need with your education and health, and anything else you’ll need to be cared for properly.

We'll review your care plan with you at your children in care review meetings to make sure it continues to meet your needs.

If you disagree with anything in your care plan, talk to your social worker, independent visitor, Children’s Rights, or our feedback and improvement team.

What's in your placement plan

Your placement plan tells you what will happen day-to-day where you live.

It’s an agreement between you, your carers and your social worker, and includes things like your living arrangements, allergies and health issues.

It also tells you about other things, like pocket money, who you can and can't see, what time you need to be home, and your travel arrangements.


Here's what you can expect from us

  • We'll look after you in a safe and caring home

  • We'll promote, support and respect your identity

  • We'll ensure you receive a good education

  • We'll support you to be healthy

  • We'll prepare you for the future

  • We'll involve you in making it happen