The Children in Care Service is a multi-agency service providing a range of services to children in care and care leavers.
The majority of Trafford’s children in care reside in foster placements, but Trafford has a range of other placement options available to children in care, inclusive of placements in residential children’s homes and placements with specialist therapeutic foster carers known as Me2 foster carers.
Trafford's multi-agency approach to looking after children in care.
The Children in Care Service aspires to improve outcomes for looked after children and there are a range of performance indicators which are used to measure the success of the service.
Children in Care Council
The Children in Care Council are a group of young people that meet twice a month to talk about the issues that matter to children in care. For more information see Youth Advocacy
Children in care and leaving care - CSE resources
This section provides resources available to children, young people and professionals where CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) is a concern.
Trafford has developed a mission statement, vision and principles for children in care.
The guide provides detailed information and advice about being in care, about the legal context of care and about the services that children will receive whilst in care.
Trafford's Guide to Leaving Care provides detailed information about the process of leaving care.
There are a variety of support services for children in care including supported lodgings and our specialist Healthy Young Minds Trafford for children in care (CAMHS) team and the Nurses for Children in Care team.
How to make a complaint about children's social care, including the children in care service. How to complain to Ofsted about registered children's home provision or services. You may also find it useful to seek independent advice and advocacy.
The Permanence and Transitions Team is an integrated multi-agency team whose membership includes a variety of professionals from a range of disciplines who work collectively together to deliver an integrated service to looked after children and care leavers. For more information about the work of the team please see the Permanence and Transition Team Statement of Purpose.
Details of the processes used by Trafford Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS) for work with children at an early intervention or social care level.