Children in care
Some children are taken into our care because of a legal order made by a court (such as a care order or emergency protection order) or they are taken into care because someone with parental responsibility has asked us to do so.
The legal process of how children are taken into care in Britain is explained on GOV.UK. We call children who have been taken into our care looked after children, and we become their corporate parent. Our Kent Pledge (PDF, 229.9 KB) describes our duties and responsibilities to all looked after children in Kent.
Virtual School Kent
Works to promote the achievement and release the potential of all looked after children in Kent.
Kent Cares Town
Young people in care (or who have recently left care) can visit Kent Cares Town for activities, advice and support.
Process for other local authorities placing a child in Kent
Information for other local authorities (OLAs) to notify or consult us about placing a child in Kent.