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Children in our care (looked after children)

Sometimes families can no longer care for their children. When support in the family home is not the answer to serious problems, and no one else in the family is able to help, a child may need to be looked after elsewhere either temporarily or permanently.

We work with families to provide alternatives to their care temporarily or permanently, for example fostering, residential care or adoption (sometimes called Looked After Children).

Children and young people have different needs and we offer a range of services to support children in our care.

Information for care professionals

Sheffield's Pledge to children in our care


Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the work we do for Looked After Children, adopted children and care leavers, please contact Jon Banwell, Assistant Director for Children and Families:


Telephone - 0114 2736463 or 0114 2734982

  • Modified: Sep 18, 2015 12:19:07 PM