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Care - The Facts

What you need to know about the care system

Here you will find comprehensive information about the care system, how it works, what it is like to be a child in care or a young care leaver, and the common issues faced by care-experienced young people.

BEING IN CARE
BEING A CARE LEAVER
ABOUT THE CARE SYSTEM
THE BIG ISSUES ABOUT CARE

Care Factsheets

Our Support and Engagement Team speak to children in care and care leavers about lots of different subjects. They often get asked about how the care system works and what happens when a child leaves care. That’s why we’ve put together these useful factsheets. You can also find the factsheets translated into Arabic, Kurdish, Pashto, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, and Albanian on the Care Factsheets page

 

Having a place to live

Having a place to live is a guide to the sort of places you may live while in care, and your housing options when you leave care.

Pathway to success

Pathway to success looks at pathway plans, which are really important documents setting out what you want to do, what support you need and how your council will help you get it.

Get to know your rights

Get to know your rights is a guide to the care system and what rights you have when you're in care.

Training for Professionals

We offer practical and affordable training to organisations that work with looked-after young people and care leavers. If you work with care-experienced young people and want training about key issues within the care system, find out more using the link below.