Statutory guidance

Applying corporate parenting principles to looked-after children and care leavers

The role of local authorities and the application of the corporate parenting principles.



This guidance is for local authorities and their ‘relevant partners’ (as defined in section 10 of the Children Act 2004) and others who contribute to services provided to looked-after children and care leavers.

It is designed to help local authorities consider the kinds of services that may be offered with regard to the corporate parenting principles.

Published 26 February 2018