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Children and childcare


Coronavirus (COVID-19): children and childcare updates

Latest service changes

Guidance and advice from the government

Popular services in this section

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Safeguarding children and child protection

Find out how to report a child at risk and who can help.

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Anyone can apply to be a foster carer.

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Schools & education

Apply for school places, find term dates and more.

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Sure Start children's centres

Easy access to a range of childcare services.

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Find the right childcare and see what help is available.

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Early help support for families

You can access support on a variety of issues. Everyone struggles at times, it is ok to ask for help.

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Jobs in children's social care

We're always looking for social workers and practice managers.

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Services for families with children aged 0-19 and 0-25 for children with additional needs.

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Youth service

Get involved in events, activities and have a say in the issues that affect you.

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Care leavers

Support for children leaving care.

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Special Educational Needs

SEN process, support, schools and more.

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Advice and information for young carers.

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Parenting support

Advice and guidance for parents and carers.

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You don't have to live in the borough to adopt.


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Come along for a chat with our friendly fostering and adoption teams who will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

The best way to find out about fostering and adoption and decide whether it's right for you is to come and meet the team!!

Fostering events