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Young People in Care

Who can use our services?

Anyone aged between 5 and 18 can access the service if they are considered ‘in need’ under the Children Act 1989.  We provide additional services to children and young people who are in care or leaving care aged 5 – 21 (and up to 24 years for ‘eligible’ Care Leavers).


We believe that children and young people matter, that they should be listened to and should have their say in decisions that affect their lives and the services they receive.

Use the links at the left to find out about the Participation Team, what we can do for you, and how you can get involved.

Things people have said about the Team

“Chris [name changed] thinks the staff in the Participation Team are amazing and have helped her a lot. They have given her more confidence and they are all so kind and young person friendly.”

“Julie [name changed] … feels the Children’s Rights Officer is an inspiration and she would not have been able to get through the last few months without her help.”