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Caring Can Be Fun

Wandsworth Council's Short Breaks is looking for people who can give one weekend a month to care for a child or young person with severe and enduring disabilities.This scheme is for Wandsworth residents.Volunteers get: training; support; and are paid an…

First4Adoption

First4Adoption is a new England-wide telephone helpline for people considering adoption. The helpline is managed by Coram Children's Legal Centre in partnership with Coram and Adoption UK. The helpline is for anyone who would like more information about adoption.First4Adoption provides:…

Get parental responsibility for the child

If you want to care for a child long term, you can get parental responsibility for the child by applying for a Child Arrangement Order or Special Guardianship Order. You may also be able to adopt the child. Having…

Special Guardianship Order

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…

Gingerbread - Information for parents not living with their children

This Gingerbread factsheet is for parents whose children do not live with them for most of the time.  This could be due to a separation, or the parent may not have lived with their child's other parent.  The factsheet…

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:…

Grandparents Plus

Grandparents Plus is the national charity (England and Wales) which champions the vital role of the wider family and family friends in children’s lives (kinship). The helpline and website are for kinship carers when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances.…

Match - Mothers Apart from their Children

MATCH - mothers apart from their children is a charity that offers non-judgemental support and information to mothers apart from their children in a wide variety of circumstances. Members include those who are sharing parenting and those who have little or no contact. Are you a mother…

Children Looked After Health Team

The Children Looked After Health Team helps children who are living in care with any health issues they may have. They also ensure children and young people: have a dentist and a doctor; are up to date with immunisations…

Fostering Support Team

The Fostering Support Team recruits and trains people who live in the community who would like to look after children and young people aged 0-18 in their own homes.  The children and young people need care as they can not live with their own…