Specialist Support Services

We support:

  • Looked After Children: we proactively monitor, track and provide holistic support to Worcestershire Looked After Children and support carers
  • Worcestershire Foster Carers: we help carers to provide safe and stable placements. There are approximately 180 foster carers employed by the Local Authority to care for Looked After Children in their own home 
  • Residential Support Workers: we support staff working in the Local Authority Children’s Homes
  • Pre-adoptive children:  we support between 20 and 30 young people and parents and carers, a year as they move through the adoption process
  • Adopted children: we provide support to children, parents and carers, once they have been adopted in partnership with the Adoption Support
  • Schools and Designated Teachers: each of our schools has a Designated Teacher for Looked After Children. Schools will be required to set targets for each child looked after by their Local Authority at Key Stages 2 and 4
  • A network of professionals: we work alongside professionals across all statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Kinship Carers: we support children looked after by family or friends in agreement with the Local Authority
  • Private Fostering: we support children taken care of by other adults in agreement with the Local Authority
  • Looked After Children from Other Authorities in Educational settings in Worcestershire: other authorities may request support from Specialist Support Services. This support is dependent upon the agreement of cost recovery from the home Local Authority
  • Supervised contact
  • Support to families in crisis

Specialist Support Services are provided for Worcestershire County Council by Babcock Prime. Babcock Prime - Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Learners (opens in a new window)