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
Disabilities U Pack
Staffordshire Children's Homes Procedures Manual
The Staffordshire Children's Homes Procedures Manual contains all of our key policies and procedures and also has its own Local Resources area which contains information in addition to main contents within the manual.
There is a user guide for guidance on how to use the online procedures as well as a summary of recent amendments/additions.
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.
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.