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.

Services

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.

Adoption

Adoption

If you’re thinking of adopting, you can find answers to your initial questions, explore the process and view the support available to you and your family here.

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Foster Care

Foster Care

Learn about fostering and how you can become a foster carer, including the variety of paid foster care roles you could offer to help children and young people. We are a friendly team ready to answer any questions you have. Call us on 01670 62 62 62 for an informal chat or email foster@northumberland.gov.uk You can also attend a recruitment session near you or book a face to face session at our office.

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Residential care for children

Residential care for children

This page provides information on residential care for children and young people.

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Children's social care

Children's social care

Find out about the children's social care service and how we can help you.

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Early Help

Early Help

Find out about our Early Help service.

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Kyloe House secure children's home

Kyloe House secure children's home

Here you will find information for professionals, young people and parents or carers of Kyloe House secure children's home.

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Young People's Participation Homepage

Young People's Participation Homepage

Find out about our participation groups here.

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Children from other local authorities

Children from other local authorities

Here you will find information about services for looked-after children from other local authorities.

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Virtual School

Virtual School

The Virtual School fulfils local authority statutory duties to ensure that vulnerable learners receive their entitlement to good quality full time education in inclusive settings where they are safe to learn.

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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.

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