Top 10 tips

Children in Care worked with the Build our Futures Group to develop some tips for you when you are working with us

top tips for worker

The Pledge

A pledge is an important part of running a service for Children in Care and Care Leavers. It tells Children and Young People what we promise to do for them as their Corporate Parents. 

Download the Pledge leaflet and you will find Wakefield’s Pledge to OUR Children in Care and Care Leavers.

Download the Pledge PDF

the Pledge to children in care

Recently some foster carers and social workers received training from a care experienced young person.  He asked them to make a promise to the children in care who they look after.

My pledge

To listen to young people more actively and give them advice when they feel like no one else is listening.

I pledge to be an advocate for the young people I help to support. I will encourage young people to share their wishes and feelings and help them to have a voice.


To my young person.

I promise to be a caring and considerate carer. I will always have your wellbeing at the forefront of every decision that I make for you. When you are old enough to make your own decisions, I will be there to help to make them realised and support you – Clare


To promise to listen, take in to account what you would like to compromise, never judge.


I pledge that I will try to always listen to hear you.


To love, care and be your voice. To be there for as long as you need me.


Natasha – residential worker

I promise to try my best to support young people to achieve their goals however big or small they are!



Julian – virtual school.

My pledge is to ensure that the voice of the child is central to all PEPs all targets and support is centred around the child.