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Children in care and care leavers

Brent has a special website for children in care and care leavers, it’s called iCare. There's plenty to read, lots to do and countless ways to get involved and make the best out of being in care. When you are cared for away from home it can be very different. You may want to know what will happen and what it will be like. The iCare website will answer some of your questions. It is a good way to find out lots of information quickly and a great way not to feel isolated and alone whilst you're in care.

Young people in care may have questions about when they can see their family, who else they could live with, who will be responsible for them, and what it is like if they move to a new home.

For young people who are aged 16-25, there are sections in the icare website on living arrangements, training, apprenticeships, funding for university, health, and personal advisers.

Junior Care in Action (Junior CIA), Care in Action (CIA) and Care Leavers in Action are the Children in Care Council for Brent Council. They work to make sure children and young people in care and care leavers have the chance to be involved in making decisions and in sharing views about the services and support received. These groups use flyers, newsletters and arrange meetings to share information and experiences.

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