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. Our co-parenting strategy Our Co-Parenting Strategy 2022 to 2027 (PDF, 3.26MB) sets out how we will work together to be good corporate parents to children and young people in our care and to care leavers. All elected Members, council officers and our partners have the responsibility of being corporate parents. The strategy reflects the views shared by children and young people, their families, carers and the professionals who support them. It sets out seven outcomes around what they have told us matters most. Children in Care Sufficiency and Commissioning Strategy Our Children in Care Sufficiency and Commissioning Strategy (PDF, 1.12mB) 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. Children in Care and Leaving Care Partnership Strategy Our Children in Care and Leaving Care Partnership Strategy (PDF, 6.08MB) adopts Essex County Council’s Co-Parenting approach across the Children in Care and Leaving Care Partnership. Through this strategy, partners commit to working together across all aspects of a young person’s life, to help all children and young people in and leaving care to be happy, loved and safe and to achieve their aspirations.