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Residential care

Residential care is when a looked after child is living in a children’s home or some other form of group-living arrangement. This is instead of in a family-style set-up such as foster care.

There are different types of residential care:

Older children (aged 16 and 17), as well as older care leavers sometimes live in independent accommodation, or semi-independent accommodation. This is to ensure that where young people may have limited family and friends support, they have help as young adults from professionals.

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