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Social services Living in a children’s home

Living in a children's home

In your children’s home you’ll be living with a few other children, and there’ll be a team of workers whose job is to look after you. You’ll meet them all and get to know them. You’ll get your own copy of a Children’s Guidebook and Welcome Pack with information about the home and what they will do for you.

Every children’s home has a manager – the person in charge. They’ll make sure that the staff take good care of you and keep you safe from harm. Everyone there wants to help you to be settled and secure, to develop and learn, and to be healthy and happy. They’ll help you to get to know the other young people living there and make friends. And you’ll get pocket money while you’re there.

Your social worker will visit you to make sure everything’s okay.

One of the workers at the home will be your personal key worker.

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