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Includes information about the rights and responsibilities of local authorities that have to look after children who have been taken into their care.



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Local authority care

Children's rights when considering local authority care, or while living in care.

5 Children and local authority care

Information on care orders including when care orders are made and on the care options for children who are subject to care orders.
Provided by Adviceguide from Citizens Advice
2 Being in care

You rights and how you will be looked after if you are in care. Organisations that can help you.
Provided by National Youth Agency
6 Care proceedings

Outlines your legal position if social services are concerned about your childÂ’s welfare and are considering care proceedings.
Provided by CLS Direct
8 Local authority services for children in need

A definition of children in need and information on the services which local authorities must provide.
Provided by Adviceguide from Citizens Advice
1 Social services care for young people

Your rights if you are in the care of social services (if the court has made an order) or if social services provide you with accommodation.
Provided by National Youth Agency
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