Looked-after children

Looked-after children

A child or young person is ‘looked-after’ if they are in the care of the local authority. This can be either under a legal order or voluntary agreement with parents. Children may live with foster carers, in a residential home, with approved family and friends, foster carers or remain at home with parents under a care order, depending on their circumstances.

Virtual School and inclusion support services

Virtual School and inclusion support services

Private fostering

Private fostering
If another person's child lives with you, then you could be a private foster carer – so find out more about the role and responsibilities.