We are a group of children and young people from the Children in Care Council. We have all like you, come into care, either when we were really young or as a teenager.
Coming into care is very scary and lonely at first and you may be wondering what is happening to you, who you can talk to and who you can trust. But everything is going to be ok and things will get better. You have come into care to make sure you are well looked after, to make sure you are happy, healthy and safe.
Our group have put together a guide to help you and others like you understand everything that is happening. It will tell you what it's like to be in care, the people who are there to support you, what to expect and how to cope with the good and the bad.
It is hard to adjust to living somewhere new, understanding the new rules and who the people are that you are living with. But don't forget everyone wants to help you and they do want to listen to what you are feeling, thinking and what you want for your future.
We hope this guide supports and guides you through what is happening.
From the people who understand."