Children Looked After (CLA)

The Children Looked After (CLA) Team works with children and young people whose long-term or permanent plan is to be looked after by the Local Authority for the duration of their childhood. Social workers ensure that children in our care are regularly visited and have robust care plans. As appropriate, children are moved into adoption or become subject of special guardianship or residence orders.

Leaving Care Team (LCT)

The Leaving Care Team works with young people between 16 and 24 years old who are or have been looked after by the local authority or are unaccompanied young asylum seekers who fall within the Hillingdon Judgement. Social workers support those young people under the age of 18 years and Personal Advisers support those post 18. The Leaving Care Team are co-located with Integrated Youth Services based at the Quad site in Carshalton.

Special Guardianship, Kinship Permanence

The Special Guardianship, Kinship and Permanence team assess Regulation 24 foster carers (connected persons) and provide special guardianship assessments to the court. This social work team also support children and families post special guardianship.

Fostering Team

The Fostering Team provides placements for children who cannot live with their birth families. The core tasks are to recruit, assess and approve foster carers and to supervise and support them to enable carers to provide high quality care for our children. The team consists of Supervising Social Workers and managers.

Placements Team

Our Placements team support the wider service by searching and securing fostering, residential and semi-independent placements for children in our care and supporting placement stability through regular communication with our placement providers.