If you have children who are not able to stay at home, we will try to help you make arrangements with other family members. They may be able to help care for the children for a limited time. If this is not possible, or appropriate we will help to make other arrangements.

Very occasionally we have to ask the courts for authority to remove a child from their family. This could mean that a child is placed in a foster home. We will always work with families to develop the best plans for children.

You can read more about what we do for children in care at the council’s dedicated Right Side of Care web site. 

Read how we plan to meet the needs of children in care in our Sufficiency and Commissioning Strategy 2016-2020: