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Children in care

What does being in care mean?

Being in care or looked after means that you don't live with your family for whatever reason.

No matter what type of care you live in, you can always find the opportunity to achieve in everything that you do.

The voice project

This is the place where you can have your say on issues that matter to you. We listen, so that we can make things better for the future.

U-pack information guides

The following U-pack documents explain the looked after system and what it's like to live with foster carers. They also give children the opportunity to say what they think:

Living away from home

Fostering service

Disabilities U Pack

Fostering and adoption

We are currently looking for foster carers and adopters from across Staffordshire.

The Staffordshire pledge

The pledge is a set of promises made by us to Staffordshire’s looked after children, young people and care leavers. This pledge shows how we promise to do this.

Staffordshire Independence Programme

The Staffordshire Independence Programme contains twelve downloadable modules designed to prepare young people in care for the move to independence, and has been developed in response to young people telling The Voice Project that they do not often feel prepared enough before moving into independence. The Staffordshire Independence Programme offers a standardised approach to preparing all young people in the care of Staffordshire County Council for independence, ensuring all young people have the support required for this from the age of sixteen.

As well as the modules below, the information guide will offer more information about the modules, including who has a role in supporting young people to complete the Staffordshire Independence Programme, and enable them to reach their full potential as adults in society.

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Latest social care and health news

New Campaign Helping People Change Their Lives through Volunteering

People from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to consider volunteering as part of a new campaign to help keep themselves happy, healthy and feeling good.
Date:
18 October 2021

New Short Film to Help find More Foster Families in Staffordshire

A new short film focusing on the urgent need for foster carers has been released.
Date:
15 October 2021

Front-line staff care for Staffordshire

Nexxus Care, Staffordshire County Council's in-house social care company, successfully delivered thousands of hours of help during the Covid pandemic and launched a Staffordshire-wide lateral flow testing service.
Date:
12 October 2021

New health centre opens for patients

The £3.4m Greenwood Health Centre, on Lichfield Road, Burntwood, has opened for patients after Staffordshire County Council saved the land to be used for this specific purpose.
Date:
11 October 2021

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