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The Staffordshire Pledge

The Staffordshire Pledge has been developed by the children in care council as a set of promises to Staffordshire’s looked after children, young people and care leavers.

It reflects what is important to those young people to ensure that they develop into resilient, achieving and happy adults who can make a positive contribution to society.

The pledge

Keeping you safe

We will do everything we can to keep you safe and protected from harm.

Your health and wellbeing

We will do everything we can to support you to be healthy, including access to emotional or therapeutic support where appropriate.

Your views, wishes and feelings

We will offer you the chance to share your views, wishes and feelings and we promise to listen to them and tell you how they have influenced the decisions we make.

Your education and learning

We will do everything we can to ensure you have the best education and training possible.

Where I live

We will do everything we can to make sure you have a home where you feel safe, happy and healthy.

Places to go and things to do

We will provide opportunities for you to take part in new experiences and activities you enjoy, whilst giving you the support to learn new talents and hobbies.

Becoming a care leaver

We will prepare you for independence where you feel, safe, happy, healthy.

Throughout everything we do

  • We will treat every looked after child, young person or care leaver fairly.
  • We will respect and treat you as an individual.
  • We will do everything to support and inspire you to reach your full potential.
  • We will support you to develop strong and meaningful relationships with your family, friends, carers and relevant others so you have the very best support available.


The full pledge is avaliable as a printable poster, leaflet and banner:

We also have activity books for children and young people:


If you would like further information please contact us:

Phone: 01785 253878
Email: cvp@staffordshire.gov.uk

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