Benefits – form

Child Benefit: local authority or care trust notification (CH193)

Tell the Child Benefit Office that a child is being looked after by a local authority or care trust for 8 weeks or more.

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This form is for local authority or care trust use only.

Use this form to tell the Child Benefit Office as soon as it’s clear a child will be looked after by a local authority or care trust for 8 weeks or more.

There’s no need to tell the Child Benefit Office if a child is being looked after for less than 8 weeks.

You’ll need the:

  • child’s given names and any other names the child is known by
  • date the child started being looked after by the local authority or Care Trust
  • contact details of the social worker, locum, duty social worker or clerk attached to the child

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