Corporate parenting

Corporate parenting is when the local authority takes on the role of a good parent to a child in its care.

We have a duty to act as a good parent to children and young people in our care and those in the process of leaving care. We want these children to have the outcomes that every effective parent would want for their own children. Sometimes we will share parental responsibility with the child's parents.

There is a group of staff and Councillors who meet called the Corporate Parenting Forum. These people are always interested to hear your views on how things are for you. Get in touch here and we will pass your thoughts to them.