Children in care

The Children in Care Council website gives you all the information you need about being in care in Essex.

Their site tells you about what happens when you're in care, how foster placements work and what your rights are.

Our promise to you

The Essex Corporate Parenting Pledge is a set of promises we make to everyone in care in Essex.

Find out more about the Corporate Parenting Pledge on the Children in Care Council website.

Children in Care Sufficiency and Commissioning Strategy

Our Children in Care Sufficiency and Commissioning Strategy (PDF, 707.15KB) sets out the actions the council intends to take to meet its sufficiency duty. This is the legal requirement to secure accommodation for children in care, within 20 miles of home and within local authority boundaries wherever possible and appropriate.

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