Care for children and families


Find out what how to adopt, what support we offer and how you can make a difference to a child's life.


We currently have over 500 children in Buckinghamshire needing a loving home. You could be part of a welcoming, friendly community of foster carers who give them just that

Child protection and safeguarding

If you're worried that a child or young person is being abused, let us know.

Special guardianship

Find out what a special guardianship is, how it differs from adoption and what support you can get as a special guardian.


Before we can decide the best way to help, we need to carry out an assessment.

16 & 17 year olds at risk of homelessness

If you don't have anywhere to stay, or you're having problems at home, you can contact Buckinghamshire Council's First Response Team who will help you understand what your options are.

Young carers

Young carers are 5-18 years old and care for a family member with a physical or mental illness, disability, drug or alcohol addiction.