Corporate parenting – looked after children
Looked after children are those in the care of their local authority (Children (Scotland) Act 1995). The local authority is referred to as a corporate parent.
North Ayrshire Children’s Services Strategic Partnership published a Corporate Parenting Plan for all the children and young people who are looked after in North Ayrshire.
Children may become looked after for different reasons, including:
Abuse or neglect in their parental home
Special care because of a disability
As part of the youth justice system
We look after children (as a corporate parent):
Throughcare (leaving care)