If you are in care, information is important to you.
It's important to us that we keep all children healthy, happy, safe and supported. If you are a child in our care we have specific promises to make sure you are looked after by the grown ups around you in the best possible way.
The following information will help you understand how Hillingdon Council can offer advice and support about things that are important to you, questions you might want answered and some jargon made simpler!
If there is anything, not here, you would like added, make sure you speak to your social worker about it.
These are your pages and we want to make sure we are telling you what you need to know.
Brunel University is committed to providing support to young people in the care of a local authority who aspire to go to university.
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Adoption is when you move to a family on a permanent basis because you can't live with the family you were born into. This is a legal arrangement made through a court meaning that the people who adopt you actually become your new parents.
We want to ensure you are as healthy as can be and to help you make decisions about your health.
Our promises to you!
Growing up is tough enough...
What does this mean? Being in care can be daunting and confusing - but it doesn't need to be. There are loads of people to make it easier.
When you reach a certain age you will no longer be looked after by Hillingdon council but the council will still make sure that you have the best opportunities to take you forward in whatever you want to do.
The term 'looked after child' is most simply a young person who the council has a responsibility to look after.
Passport and travel document information for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people.
Every young person in care has to have a review - it is the law.
The Hillingdon Children's Rights service is independent of Hillingdon Social Services but we work with young people who are looked after by Hillingdon. Within Hillingdon's Children's Rights there is an Advocacy Service and a Participation Service.
Any young person that is in care has a social worker.
Step-Up is made up of a group of young people in care and care leavers who are trying to make things easier and better for young people who are looked after by Hillingdon (aged 14+).
Want to be able to say how you feel and get your views across about being in care?
Our Hillingdon Virtual School for children in care exists for you to develop your education.
Where a young person lives will depend on their individual situation and what is best for them.