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Report Upheld Looked after children 24-Jul-2013
Summary: The council failed to recognise that when the complainant cared for her nephew, the child should have been considered as a 'looked after child' and the council should have provided her with appropriate financial support.
Report Upheld Looked after children 24-May-2013
Summary: Kent County Council failed to help a 16-year old with both his housing and welfare needs after he became homeless. It also failed to assess him as a 'looked after' child which meant he missed out on his entitlement to services due to all looked after children (before age 18 and when leaving care).