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If you are aged between 11 and 16, this is the place to find out more about what being in care means and the people and organisations who are there to support you.

If you have any questions about what you read, talk to a trusted adult, such as your foster carer, social worker or teacher, contact the Participation Team, or come along to a meeting of the Our Children and Young People’s Council.

Have YOUR say!

The Our Children and Young People’s Council is your place to meet other young people, have your say on issues that affect young people in care and have fun!

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Being in Care

Coming into care can be very confusing. Read about foster care, your care plan and reviews and the promises Kent County Council makes to all young people in care.
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Who will Support Me?

Want to know more about the professionals who may be involved in your care? Find out about the role of a Social Worker, Independent Reviewing Officer and Independent Visitor.
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Advice and Help

If you have a problem, need help or want to make a complaint, there are lots of people and organisations out there to support you.
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Virtual School Kent and Designated Teachers are here to help you make progress and get the most out of your education.
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Your health is important to us so we employ Looked After Children Nurses to ensure you have the support you need to stay healthy.
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Asylum Information

If you are in the care of Kent County Council, aged 16 and under and arrived in the UK as an unaccompanied asylum seeker, you are entitled to help and support.
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Get Involved and Make a Difference

The Participation Team organise activity days for young people in care, support the Our Children and Young People Council and help you get involved and have your say about the care you receive!
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Latest News

Stay up to date with all the latest news from the VSK Participation team.
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This is your chance to get involved in some fun competitions and win some brilliant prizes!
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