Information about being In Care

Our Kent Pledge states to young people that ‘We understand that being in care isn’t always easy, and that it can bring extra challenges and pressures for you.’

For that reason it is important that you are given the right information when you first come into care about what being care means and how you will be supported. It is also important that you are given up to date information during your time in care and when you leave care.

Below is a list of the leaflets and information that are given to you when you first come into care by your Social Worker. If you have any questions about any of the information, speak to your Social Worker who can help explain things to you.

You can also download them here to read them any time that you need to - Just click on the links below:

Philip Segurola

Director Specialist Children's Services



Advocacy Support (Produced by the Young Lives Foundation)

Carer’s Profile (This is information all about your Foster Carer that is given to you by your Social Worker)

Children in Care Council Information (OCYPC & YAC)

Children’s Commissioner Leaflet (Produced by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner)

Children’s Fostering Guides (Under 12 or Over 12 versions available)

Complaints, Comment or Compliment Leaflet (How to get in contact)

☐ Corporate Parents (Information about some of your Corporate Parents)

Daisy Lamb Book (Designed for children up to age 7, please ask your Social Worker for a copy)

Full Version of the Kent Pledge

Guide To Being In Care (Under 12 or Over 12 versions available)

Information leaflet for Unaccompanied Minors

IRO Information (Under 12 or Over 12 versions available)

Albanian (Under 12 or Over 12)

Arabic (Under 12 or Over 12)

Pashto (Under 12 or Over 12)

Tigrinian (Under 12 or Over 12)

Vietnamese (Under 12 or Over 12)

Kent Cares Town Info Postcard

Kent Pledge Cards  - Under 12  or Over 12 versions available

Leaving Care Charter (For young people aged 15+)

Young Person’s Version of KCC’s Participation Strategy

Staying Put Guide (DfE Publication)

VSK Participation Team Information Leaflet