There are many different types of foster placements and care homes in Kirklees, as well as support and help for both you and your carer.
What to think about
There are lots of things to think about for you living in care and for the people trying to support you. You should have a care plan to make sure you get the support you need. It is your plan and it is really important you are involved in writing it and making sure it is checked regularly. Check out the My Plans folder for advice on how to get involved in your care planning and the support that is available to you.
- My plans for the future booklet
- What does looked after mean?
- Staying put: what does it mean for you?
Visit the Who Cares Trust interactive website, if you would like advice and support as well as true stories from people who have been in care and left.
Help and support
Find out more about Kirklees' Social workers and the support, including placement support you can expect.How will my social worker help me?
We want your placements to be happy and stable but sometimes you might need some help to work out issues with your carers or other people you live with. The Placement Support Team can provide this support for you and your carer.Placement support introduction
How can we help you? - Placement support
There are five children's homes in Kirklees
Types of foster placement
There are a few different types of foster care - it can last for days, months or even years. When you go to live with a foster carer it's called a 'placement' by all the people who work with you - like your social worker, say. Foster carers have children and young people come to live in their homes as part of their family for different amounts of time.
Missing from care
Going missing from care without your carers knowledge can happen for lots of different reasons and we want to be able to support you to return home safely and work with you to sort out any problems you may have that cause you to go missing.
If you are currently missing from care and would like to speak to someone; contact your Social Worker or Personal Adviser and asking for them by name or ask for the "Children Team". To speak to someone independent contact the Children's Rights Team. If you are phoning outside of office hours you can contact Kirklees Emergency Duty Service
- Phone 01484221000 - Social worker or personal advisor
- Phone 0800 389 3312 - Children's rights team
- Phone 01484 414960 - Kirklees emergency duty service
- Children's rights missing from care
It's my review
When you are in care you have a care plan and this needs to be talked about every few months - this is called your review.