Sufficiency Strategy for Children Looked After and Care Leavers Click to get info
Waltham Forest Council have aim to place as many Looked After Children close to their home borough as possible. The Sufficiency Strategy for Children Looked After and Care Leavers sets out our analysis of our Looked After Children and Care Leavers and their needs and describes what we are planning to do to ensure that we achieve this aim
Residential care Click to get info
Most of the children who are looked after by us are placed with foster carers, giving them the chance to live within a family environment. However for some, residential care may be more appropriate.
Where possible, children needing to go into residential care are placed in children’s homes within a 20 miles radius of their local area. However, in most circumstances they will be placed outside of the local area for safeguarding and risk management reasons.
All homes are regulated through Ofsted and inspected twice a year. We always aim to identify suitable residential care with good or outstanding Ofsted judgement.
Children missing from care Click to get info
If you have concerns about a child or young person who is in care, and has gone missing, the following guidance explains the process that needs to be followed.
Care Leavers Offer Click to get info
The Care Leaver’s Offer has been published to ensure that all Care Leavers in Waltham Forest who are the Local Authority's responsibility can know about their rights and responsibilities. Care Leavers can also access the Finance Guidance document to help understand what help and support they may qualify for.