Author: Family Rights Group


If your child is being looked after in the care system, for whatever reason, there are certain things that Children’s services must do to make sure that your child is well cared for and that you (and other important family members) are consulted about key decisions concerning your child.
This advice sheet is written for parents/carers or anyone with parental responsibility for a child. It explains the legal duties on Children’s Services in England when children are in the care system. The law in Wales is similar to the law in England but there are some key differences so not everything in this advice sheet will apply if your child is looked after in the care system in Wales.