What does ‘being in care’ mean?

This means you have spent time living with foster carers under local authority care, in residential care (e.g. a children’s home), looked after at home under a supervision order, or in kinship care with relatives or friends, either officially (e.g. a special guardianship order) or informally (without local authority support).

You can find a full list of the different types of care experience on Become’s website

If you are in Scotland, read more on the Scottish Government website.

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