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.

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Adoption

If you are thinking about adoption, please see the details below of our regional agency, Adopt North East.

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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

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

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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

Find out about our participation groups here.

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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

The Virtual School supports children to do their very best at school by making sure that they all receive suitable education and feel safe to learn.

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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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Northumberland Care Leavers

If you are leaving care or have left already, Northumberland County Council are committed to supporting you leaving care. We aim to clearly set out your entitlements and what you can expect from us in one place, helping you make the most of the services available to you.

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