AiM (Adoption in Merseyside) is the regional adoption agency for Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.
Adult Respite Services provide short breaks for adults over 18 with learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities.
Fostering is looking after a child or young person in your home when they're unable to live with their own families. Children may need temporary care because their parents are ill, have family problems or the child may be abused or neglected. Find out more about Foster for Knowsley.
A range of support is available for children with disabilities and their families. This includes short breaks and respite care, as well as family centres and activities for children.
The Local Offer for care leavers in Knowsley has been developed by the council, local partners and care leavers. It identifies the issues that are important to care leavers as they move away from care and move towards independence.
If you are eligible for funding from social care and / or health, you may be entitled to a personal budget and a direct payment to yourself or a nominated person on your behalf.
Private Fostering is when parents agree for a child to be cared for by someone other than themselves - or close relatives.
Sometimes you might suspect that a child is at risk of harm or neglect. In other cases, you may know of a family who could benefit from some additional support and help to look after a child better. Raise your concerns.
If you do not know the whereabouts of a child who is missing from home or local authority care, you should report this as soon as possible.
We provide residential care for children to make sure that their needs are met when they cannot live with their own family. Residential care for children.
Our Shared Lives service recruits carers to provide care in their homes for disabled adults, older people and vulnerable people needing support.
Find out more about our Shared Lives service here.
The Stronger Families Programme aims to improve the lives of Knowsley families with multiple, high cost problems, transform local public services and reduce public costs.
Anyone who cares for a friend, neighbour or relative who is frail, disabled or mentally or physically ill, is a carer. You don’t need to live in the same house to be a carer. Support for carers.
The views of care experienced children and young people in Knowsley are represented by MADE (Making a Difference Everywhere) Together. This group represents Knowsley’s Child in Care Council.
Young carers are children and young people who look after someone in their family who has an illness, a disability, or is affected by mental ill-health or substance misuse. Support for young carers.