Social Care

Looked after children deserve the best experiences in life, from excellent parenting which promotes good health and educational attainment, to a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents and skills in order to have an enjoyable childhood and successful adult life. Stable placements, good health and support during transition are all essential elements, but children will only achieve their potential through the ambition and high expectations of all those involved in their lives.

When a decision has been made which results in a child or young person becoming looked after, the period which precedes the placement and then a child’s first month in their new home is a particularly important time.

For more detail on how Children in our Care are supported, please visit the Stockton Borough Council Being in care or looked after page.