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Looked after children and care leavers

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Looked after children and care leavers

About Camden's looked after children and care leavers service

Camden’s looked after children and care leavers service is responsible for providing social work support to:

If you were looked after by Camden for more than 13 weeks since your 14th birthday and ending after your 16th birthday, you will be entitled to a leaving care service once you reach your 18th birthday.

Information for local authorities placing children in Camden

If a local authority is placing a looked after child in Camden, a notification must be sent to the looked after children team. A notification must also be sent where:

  • there has been a change of address/change of placement
  • the looked after child is leaving Camden

Notifications should highlight any particular risks and vulnerabilities to assist Camden’s professional network in responding effectively to any issues that may arise. 

More information on local services for looked after children.

If you wish to have a discussion before placing a child in Camden, you can contact the Children and Families Contact Service.

Corporate Parenting Strategy

Corporate parenting refers to the collective responsibility of all elected members, council staff and partner agencies to provide the best possible support and safeguarding to children in care.

To find out more, you can read the Corporate Parenting Strategy report.