In care and informed

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These pages are for looked after children and care leavers under the responsibility of Salford Children’s Services. They are designed to provide a wide range of useful information about being in care.

Please click on the links below to find out more.

The pages were put together with the help of Salford’s Children in Care Council, known as the Fight for Change Council. If you wish to influence the direction and quality of care services in Salford, then please think about becoming a member and getting involved.

Become - the charity for children in care and young care leavers

Become have produced the following factsheets about how the care system works and what happens when a child leaves care.

  • All about the money (PDF)
    A guide to financial support for care leavers aged 18 and over, that you may be entitled to or can apply for.
  • The name game (PDF)
    A guide to the people you’ll probably meet in children’s services, if you’re in care or a care leaver. Although job titles might differ between councils, they’ll do the same job.
  • Pathway to success (PDF)
    The pathway plan is a really important document which sets out what you want to do, what support you need and how the council will help you get it.
  • Helping you reach higher (PDF)
    Going to college or university is a big step, but there’s support available if you’re care experienced. This is a guide to what you’re entitled to.
  • Having a place to live (PDF)
    A guide to the sort of places you may live in while you’re in care, and your housing options when you leave care.
  • Get to know your rights (PDF)
    A guide to the care system and what rights you have when you’re in care.

Further information from Become