Corportae Parenting Service
Social Workers in the Looked After Children Team’s work with children and young people up to their 18th birthday who become looked after when their birth parents are unable to provide for their on-going care on a permanent basis.
Most of our children live with Foster Carers and Kinship carers whilst some of our older young people may live in supported accommodation. The role of a Looked After Children Social Worker involves working closely with the child and relevant others including parents, carers, health and education professionals to make sure that a child or young person has a clear care plan that is informed by the voice of the child. The aim is to ensure that the child receives appropriate support and services including care, education and health. Social Workers within this service area enjoy the opportunity of building strong long term relationships with children and young people through direct work. Their work helps children to understand their past, manage the present and build a future as a happy and healthy adult.