Find out about social care for children and the options available.
Services for children and families from nurseries, childcare and children's centres through to targeted support for families who need more help.
All kinds of children need adopting - from toddlers and young school-age children to siblings who need to stay together.
Find out about the fostering, private fostering and our new scheme for young people in care, "No Wrong Door".
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.
The young people's council (YPC) is a youth voice group for care experienced young people.
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.
We provide the same sort of support to our care leavers that most young people would expect to receive from a reasonable parent.
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.
Local authorities are responsible for looking after children who cannot be cared for by their parents for a variety of reasons.
Parental responsibility refers to the rights between a child and their parents or adults with a significant role in the child's life.