- residential care for children - follow the link to find out more about what residential care for children means.
- are you a young carer? - if you provide look after someone in your family, such as caring for one of your parents or younger brothers and sisters, visit our Carers page and scroll down to the Young Carers section for help
- supporting children with HIV - the council's social services can arrange help for you. When you contact us or someone refers you (for example, your doctor), our staff will carry out an assessment. This means they will talk with you and look at ways to help you. You can have a friend or family member with you for support or to help you put forward your views. The assessment is voluntary and you can stop it at any stage.
Any information you give is confidential. If we need to share it with other people who need to know about your situation to help you, we will always ask your permission first.
Sometimes we may also need to help a member of your family who is caring for you, so they can help you. The person who cares for you could also be an adult friend of your family. Find out more about HIV on the Let's talk about it website.