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Corporate Parenting

1. Are you a Care Leaver? 2. Leaving Care Worker 3. Corporate Parenting
4. Pathway Plan 5. Compliment and Complaints

3. What is Corporate Parenting?

A corporate parent is a person or organisation like Lincolnshire County Council, who has special responsibilities to care for looked after children and young people; this includes:

  • Those in residential care;
  • Those in foster care;
  • Those in kinship care, who live with a family member other than a parent;
  • Those who are looked after at home;
  • Those who are Leaving care

The role of a corporate parent is too look after you like a parent would.  Though they can't provide eveything a loving parant can, they should still look after and provide you with support, care and any help you may need growing up. 

Corporate parents need to make sure the rights of the children and young people in their care are respected.  They should do this by:

  • Acting in the best interests, and promote the physical and mental health and well-being, of children and young people;
  • To encourage children and young people to express their views, wishes and feelings;
  • To take into account the views, wishes and feelings of those children and young people;
  • To help children and young people gain access to, and make the best use of, services provided by the local authority and its relevant partners;
  • To promote high aspirations, and seek to secure the best outcomes, for those children and young people;
  • For those children and young people to be safe, and for stability in their home lives, relationships and education or work

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