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Looked-after children

On this page you can find out what will happen to you when you come into care, what your rights are as a looked-after child or young person and what you can expect from us, your carers and your teachers.
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What being looked after means

On the What being looked after means page you can find out:
  • your rights as a looked-after child or young person
  • why you have to go to meetings and what they are for
  • how we look after your personal information
  • what you can do if you are unhappy
  • how you can improve the way we look after children and young people like you.
 
 

Where you will live

On the Where you will live page you can find out:
  • how we decide where you will live
  • what being looked after by a foster carer will be like
  • what you can expect if you go to live in residential care (a children’s home)
  • what will happen if you go back to live with your parents
  • who will represent you and how you can get your views heard if a court has to decide where you will live
  • what the court orders mean.
 
 

Your social worker

On the Your social worker page you can find out:
  • what your social worker should do for you
  • how to meet and phone your social worker.
 
 

Your education

On the Your education page you can find out:
  • how we will support you at school and college and help you catch up
  • how we will help you plan your education to help you reach your goals
  • what support you will get with life at school such as homework, trips and parents evenings
  • about moving on to sixth form or college.
 
 

Your health

On the Your health page you can find out:
  • how we will look after your health and when you will get check ups
  • about keeping yourself healthy with the right food, exercise and rest
  • information about alcohol, drug and solvent abuse and how you could harm your health
  • information about contraception and sexual health
  • what you can do and where you can go if you need help with depression, grief, self-harm and any other worries and feelings.
 
 

Contact with family and friends

On the Contact with family and friends page you can find out:
  • how you can see your family and friends while you are in care and what to do if you don’t want to see someone
  • how to trace your family if they live abroad
  • what you have to do if you want to stay over with friends
  • about having an independent visitor if you don’t see your parents.
 
 

Money while you are looked after

On the Money while you are looked after page you can find out:
  • about pocket money and school dinner
  • about the money will save for you for when you leave care.
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Contact us

  • Children's Rights Service

    07909906954

    Email us
  • Newham Virtual School

    020 3373 1336

    Email us
  • Looked After Children (LAC) nurses

    020 7059 6578 or 020 7059 6578