About children in care
Children in the care of local authorities are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. The majority of children in care are there because they have suffered abuse or neglect. At any one time around 60,000 children are looked after in England (of whom some 59 per cent are subject to care orders). Some 90,000 children are looked after at some point in any one year.
The Government wants every child in care to grow up safe, happy, healthy, secure and loved. This is the only way they will be able to fulfil their potential
The term ‘looked after children’ includes:
- Those children who are in care through a care order under section 31 of the Children Act 1989
- Those accommodated on a voluntary basis through an agreement with their parents under section 20 of that Act, or agreement with of the child if they are over 16.
- Children placed away from home under an emergency protection order
- Children on police protection/remand/detention (section 21 of the Children Act)
Our Consultancy and Training Team Specialists offer a comprehensive range of support and development for organisations, companies and professionals working in the wide range of Children & Young people’s services, specialising in Social Care Children & Young People, Education, Health and OFSTED Inspection Framework.
For more information on Child Care Services for Residential Childrens Homes or you wish to send us a specific request please use our simple Contact form to send us your details – Our Specialist Child Protection Consultants normally respond within two hours of receiving your email. Our service is friendly, flexible and extremely knowledgeable.
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