Looked after children

Residential care

Children’s homes, or residential homes as they are sometimes called, are a place to stay when foster care is not suitable for you and what you need.

In a children’s home you will be living with other young people and staff who are there to look after you. The lounge, kitchen and bathrooms are usually shared, but you will have your own bedroom.

A team of social workers and support workers are there to care and supervise you throughout the day and night.