Care & Care Leavers

UPDATED: 17.04.20
This section is for anyone who is currently in care, those who have left care, as well as the families involved


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 10am – 3pm)

The Care Leavers Association
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
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
Providing encouragement and financial assistance to care leavers needing support at a critical time.

Catch 22
Supporting care leavers in the transition from care to independence.

Drive Forward Foundation
Supporting young people in education, employment and training.


Family Rights Group
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
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
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
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