Coming into care

Your social worker and everyone else involved in your life have a responsibility to keep you safe and help you understand why you are in care. We know that even if you think coming into care is the best plan for you, it can still be scary.

Your foster carer, or key worker if you live in a children’s home, will give you lots of information about being in care – your rights, responsibilities, telephone numbers and any advice that you need.  

If you go to our download area you will find the fostering guide which will give you lots more information.

It is important that you feel able to talk to someone independent - this may be your reviewing officer or an advocate from NYAS.  More details of who you can talk to are on our useful contacts page.

The most important thing is that your social worker and everyone else responsible for your care and welfare listens to you.  Your views about being in care really do matter.

Use this website to find out as much as you can and read your ‘coming into care pack’ too.  We want to make sure that your voice is heard and by telling your social worker they will include it in your care documents so that everyone knows what YOU want.