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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.

Where can I get advice?

If you are looking for advice or for someone to help you, you don't have to be alone, call the National Youth Advocacy Service. The service is there to help you have your say in decisions taken about your care.

We will help you sort out problems, and make sure your voice is heard.

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

PDF DocumentLiving away from home U-pack: years 7 and under (3.62 MB)

PDF DocumentLiving away from home U-pack: years 8 to 13 (16.31 MB)

PDF DocumentLiving away from home U-pack: years 14 and over (6.29 MB)

Fostering service

PDF DocumentFostering service U-pack: years 7 and under (2.54 MB)

PDF DocumentFostering service U-pack; years 8 to 13 (1.24 MB)

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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