Children and young people

Support for disabled children

Information on services for disabled children, parents and carers.


Support for young people

Information for young parents and young parents-to-be. Find local services and options for advice or support. Find out what you may be entitled to as a young pregnant woman or a new parent.

Safeguarding children

Tell us about a child, young person or parent/carer that you're worried about. Find out about child protection plans, child employment permits, performance licences and restrictions. Find out about the support for young people in care and leaving care. Read about Early Intervention and the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). Find how to contact them and make a referral.

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

An unaccompanied asylum seeking child is defined by the Home Office as a young person under the age of 18 making an application for asylum in his or her own right and who "has no adult relative or guardian to turn to in this country".