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Looked after by Medway
Sometimes children and young people are unable to live
with their parent/s. Medway works hard to support families to
successfully care for their children at home and can provide a
range of support options to do this.
Where this is not possible we try to find family members or
friends who can provide safe, nurturing and positive care for
children throughout their childhood and into adulthood.
If this isn't possible, we will find the best
possible placement for a young person which might be
with adopters, foster carers or residential care.
We actively listen to the voices of young people and their
experiences of being looked after by Medway. Our Challengers group
and the Children in Care Council are an enthusiastic and powerful
voice representing looked after young people in Medway.
Becoming a Medway foster carer may be the most rewarding thing
you ever do. If you are interested, apply to be a
If you are ready to bring another into your
family, perhaps you'll be interested in adopting a
child or young person.
Looked After Children placed in Medway by other Local
There is plenty of support available for
looked after children placed in Medway by other local authorities,
such as help with school placements, and special educational needs
and disabilities. Download the full
list (PDF, 98.7k).