Children in care

The multi-agency Children in Care Service employs a range of professionals who work to improve the outcomes of children and young people in the care of Trafford Council.

We have a range of statutory responsibilities regarding children in care up to the age of 18 years old. We work in partnership with children and their families, as appropriate, in delivering services. We also have a statutory duty to support care leavers up to the age of 21 and up to 24 if they are in full time education and to provide post adoption services to children and adults affected by adoption.To underpin the delivery and development of services we have developed a mission statement, vision and principles for children in care.

Sufficiency Statement & Market Position Statement

This Sufficiency Statement sets
out our commitment to improve the outcomes and life chances of
the children and young people who are in our care. Accompanied by our Market Position Statement.

Children's services procedures

Details of the processes used by Trafford CFW (children, families and wellbeing) for work with children at an early intervention or social care level.

CSE resources

This section provides resources available to children, young people and professionals where CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) is a concern.  

Compliments and comments

How to make a complaint about children's social care, including the children in care service. How to complain to Ofsted about registered children's home provision or services. You may also find it useful to seek independent advice and advocacy.

Local Care Leavers Offer

How we can support young people leaving care.

A to Z of Council Services