Community Care

Care, Fostering & Adoption

Children are put into care by the local authority's social services when parents can not cope (e.g. finding it difficult to look after their children). These children are called 'looked-after children'.

Social services can put children who are at risk of abuse and neglect into compulsory care (a care order from the court is needed to do this). 

When put into care children become emotionally upset; as they might miss their parents. Although children can be cared for in another family's home (fostering). 

Residentail Care Homes - for abused children and those who can't be fostered.

Care Homes - for children wtih special needs. 

Both settings have trained adult care…


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