Care & Care Leavers

UPDATED: 09.10.2018
This section is for anyone who is currently in care, those who have left care, as well as the families involved


Become (opens in a new window)
A service for children in care, helping to improve care for children and young people who are separated from their families and living in residential or foster care.
Care advice line: 0800 023 2033 (lines open Monday-Friday 10.30am-3pm)

The Care Leavers Association (opens in a new window)
Organised by those who have been in care, offering information and support across a range of issues affecting people who have lived in care, such as accessing records.

Coram Voice (opens in a new window)
Information for those who are about to, or already have, left care.
Information: 0808 800 5792 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm)

The Care Leavers Foundation (opens in a new window)
Providing encouragement and financial assistance to care leavers needing support at a critical time.

Catch 22 (opens in a new window)
Supporting care leavers in the transition from care to independence.

Drive Forward Foundation (opens in a new window)
Supporting young people in education, employment and training.


Family Rights Group (opens in a new window)
Offering legal advice to families whose children are involved with local authority children’s services.
Helpline: 0808 801 0366 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am -3.00pm)

Family Lives (opens in a new window)
Offering support to anyone in a parenting role for any parenting problem.
Parentline: 0808 800 2222 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-3pm)

Got A Teenager (opens in a new window)
Support advice for anyone parenting a teenager.
Parentline: 0808 800 22 22 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-9pm, Weekends 10am-3pm)

Coram Children's Legal Centre (opens in a new window)
The Child Law Advice Service provide legal advice and information on areas of child, family and education law. Under the Child Law Advice Service online area are a range of factsheets and how to guides. 

Government Information on Looked After Children (opens in a new window)