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Find out about social care for children and the options available.
Find out about fostering, private fostering and our new scheme for young people in care, "No Wrong Door".
All kinds of children need adopting - from toddlers and young school-age children to siblings who need to stay together.
The core offer to care leavers in North Yorkshire: all the services and support in one place to help you achieve what you want from life.
Useful documents to download including information and support for looked-after children and about fostering and care.
Short breaks are available to families to provide a break from caring for a disabled child and for the child to have a break from their carers.
We have a specialist support team that aims to improve the educational results of looked after children.
Children's residential units are there for young people aged 13 to 17 when they cannot live with their own family, for whatever reason.
Childrens' hospices provide specialist respite and terminal care for children suffering from life limiting conditions.
The youth justice service work together to prevent young people from offending, safeguard the welfare of young people and protect the public.
Court hearings concerning children take place in a number of different courts.
As corporate parents we are responsible for ensuring that looked after children and care leavers get the best possible opportunities in life.
Parental responsibility refers to the rights between a child and their parents or adults with a significant role in the child's life.