Services for children and young people
Whether you are looking for a care service or use one already, you should read the National Care Standard relevant to the service. You can use the Standards when discussing the service with staff or management, or should things go wrong, they can help if you need to raise concerns or make a complaint.
Children and young people are entitled to grow up as part of a loving family that meets their needs through childhood and beyond. In most circumstances, this will be the child's birth family and may include extended family members. For other children this may be achieved through adoption.
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Services for children and young people up to the age of 16 years include, for example, nurseries, childminders and after school clubs. Services are provided in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and in domestic or non-domestic premises.
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