Children in care

Information for young people in care and care leavers

Your guide to being looked after

Have you received your copy of 'A Young Person’s Guide to being Looked After?' If not, ask your Social Worker or Foster Carer for a copy. 

Are you thinking about university?

Check out the Propel website, it has helpful information for care leavers thinking about going to university or college. 

A Young Person's Guide to Being Looked After

The members of the Junior Children in Care Council and the Don’t Whisper Senior Children in Care Council,  have put together a Guide for you. It contains information that we believe you will need to know. It is not meant to answer everything. We want you to know everyone is different and we all have different experiences.

A Young Person's Guide to Being Looked After

Your Health Passport and our pledge to you 

You said that you wanted a Health Passport, so here it is. We are pleased to let you know we have published your Health Passport for 5 to 11 year olds and 12 to 18 year olds.

What is the Health Passport?

The Health Passport lets you record important information about your personal health into 1 document. It is yours to keep and to update as you go along.

You will be given a paper copy of your Health Passport and your Social Worker can help you to complete it. 

Our pledge to you

We have consulted with our Children in Care Councils on an update of our pledge to you. Read about our promises to children in care aged 11 and under and our promises to children in care aged 12 and over.

The Easy Pleasy Cook Book

Designed by The Children's Society and Cheshire East Council to help young care leavers cook for themselves on a tight budget. The book includes recipes and tips.

The Easy Pleasy Cook Book.

Leisure services

You told us you wanted information about leisure services and sport in Redbridge.  We hope you this information useful.

If you would like more information added, send us an email.


Contact us

Chi Doan, Children's Participation Officer

Phone: 020 8708 3448 or 07908 461 375