When a child's parents or family cannot provide appropriate care for them and the child or young person becomes looked after, we assume parental responsibility for that child when a care order is made.

Good ‘corporate parenting’ emphasises that we should have the same interest in, and aspirations for, children and young people in care (or leaving care) as we would for our own children. When making decisions we should ask ourselves ‘Would this be good enough for my child?’

The Sheffield pledge to children in care is a promise that social workers, their managers and other professionals make to the children and young people in their care.

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