Our responsibility

When a child goes into care, the tasks of their parents become the responsibility of everyone at the Council, including officers, members and school staff, and our partner organisations. Effectively, we become corporate parents for the children and care leavers we look after.

This means that we have a legal and moral responsibility to improve the lives of all of those we look after and who leave our care. Just as we would with our own children, we must prioritise their needs and create the right conditions for them to thrive and have happy and fulfilling lives. This is a priority across the Council and not just for those working in Children’s Services.