Children in Care Council - This is made up of a group of young people who are in care or leaving care. They meet on a regular basis and work to improve the services for Central Bedfordshire Council's Looked after children.
LAC - Looked After Children (or children in care)
Keep Safe Plan - this is a plan to ensure you are safe whilst you are living away from home.
PEP - Personal Education Plan, this is a plan of your eduaction
Care Order - this is when the courts have made the decision for the local authority to provide your care.
Accommodated - this is when you live away from home, your parents still have parental responsibility but the local authority provide your care.
Care Plan - this is the plan of your care which states your needs and how the people who care for you will meet your needs.
Pathway Plan - The Pathway Plan looks at what you need to make a successful transition to adulthood. It looks at your education, employment or training, health and accommodation.
Leaving Care - This is the process of the transition to adulthood.
Looked After Children's Nurse - This is a qualified nurse who may offer your health check. The LAC nurse can be contacted if you have any worries about your health.
Virtual School - The virtual school monitors your educational progress.
Corporate Parenting Panel - the panel is made up of elected councillors and senior managers.
Contact Plans - these are the arrangements made to ensure you continue to see your family and friends (if safe to do so).
Contact Centre - sometimes your contact may take place in a contact centre so you can spend quality time with your family members in a safe environment.