Looked after children

Foster care

Most children and young people who are taken into care will live with a foster carer. Foster carers are people who have been specially approved and trained to look after young people like you.

They will treat you as part of their own family and help you to settle into your new home. We visit foster carers regularly to make sure they are caring for you properly.

House rules

Living with a foster family can sometimes be difficult because they may do some things differently from your own family. Although they want you to feel at home, it is important that you get on with them and respect the way they do things in their home.

Your social worker and foster carer will explain the house rules when you first go to stay with your carer. These include things like how late you can stay out and when you can invite your friends over.