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Private Fostering

The Wandsworth Children’s Services Department assist people who are looking after children that are not their own. They make regular visits to the child or young person to ensure the overall standard of care provided meets their needs. The service gives private fosterers…

Shaftesbury Young People

Shaftesbury Young People provides a range of services and activities to support young people in care and in need. Anyone can contact this service. Services include: fostering support services; alternative education provision; and

Siblings Together

Re-uniting brothers and sisters who require safe fun and special time together to share family experiences. Siblings Together promote positive contact between brothers and sisters who have been separated through foster, kinship, residential care or adoption. Siblings Together run holiday camps, Monthly Activity Days and a Buddying Scheme that…

Somebody Else's Child

Somebody Else's Child - If you are caring for a child for 28 days or more, you are required to notify your local council. Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared…

Special Guardianship - Factsheet

Special Guardianship is an order made by the court that places a child or a young person to live with someone permanently and gives legal status for non parents who are or wish to care for that child or young person in a…

Special Guardianship Order - Factsheet

A Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child's “Special Guardian” It is a private law order made under the Children Act 1989 and is intended for those children who cannot live with their birth parents…

Wandsworth Family Link

This service arranges weekend breaks with a foster carer for children and young people with severe disabilities. The age range catered for is 0-18 years old.The benefits are: the child or young person gets to have…

Wandsworth Independent Visitors (WIV) Service

WIV is a new Independent Visitors Service for Children Looked After. An Independent Visitor is a volunteer who befriends a looked after child or young person. An Independent Visitor will: visit children in care who have little or no contact with family, or would…

Wandsworth Virtual School

Wandsworth Virtual School has responsibility for ensuring that all looked after children and care leavers aged 3-25 years are supported to achieve academic success and progress in their learning.  The team comprises of: Virtual School Headteacher – Nova Levine Educational Psychologist Administrator Advisory Teachers…

The Who Cares Trust

The Who Cares Trust is a voice for children in care. The Who Cares Trust believe that every child in care should receive the support, encouragement and opportunities they need to enjoy their life and to achieve. The Trust:…