Our responsibilities for looked after children

We make the following pledges to all children in care on the Island:

  • to try and find a warm, welcoming, friendly, safe, and stable place where you can stay for as long as you need to, and where you can have your favourite toys and possessions
  • to help you stay in touch with your family and friends and visit them, if possible, even if they are off the Isle of Wight
  • to reduce the number of social workers you will have to get to know, and that you will have a social worker who you can trust, is easy to contact, will see you regularly, and you can speak to in private
  • that we will help you sort out any problems or worries you may have and support you with any issues concerning your background
  • to take an interest in your health and to encourage you to be involved in sports, leisure activities, and hobbies, and to ensure you have an opportunity to go on holiday
  • to support and guide you in making a positive start to your adult life by supporting you in your choices for employment, education, and training, and by ensuring that you have a safe and stable place of your own.

View our Corporate Parenting Strategy.

Children in Care and Care Leavers Charter

We have a responsibility to children and young people in our care and to our care leavers. This responsibility is represented by the term 'corporate parenting'. We are the corporate parent for all children and young people in our care and our care leavers.

View our Charter of commitments.