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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.

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Latest social care and health news

Extra help for children delivered during pandemic

Staffordshire County Council's Children and Families Services department invested an additional £1.3 million to cope with the unprecedented demands of continuing to provide front line support during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
02 July 2020

Residents Urged to Stick to Covid-19 Rules – as Country Marks 100 Days Since Lockdown

Communities across Staffordshire are being urged to continue to follow the advice on Covid-19 – as the country marks 100 days since the start of lockdown today. (Wednesday)
Date:
01 July 2020

Staffordshire to celebrate National Carers Week

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to celebrate and recognise the county's informal carers as part of a national campaign.
Date:
09 June 2020

Additional support for care providers

Another £1.17 million has been allocated by Staffordshire County Council towards the cost of PPE for care homes and carers visiting people in their own homes.
Date:
28 May 2020

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