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Looked After Child

A Looked After Child (sometimes referred to as 'LAC') is a child who is Accommodated by the department, or a child who is the subject to an Interim Care Order, full Care Order or Emergency Protection Order.

In addition where a child is placed for Adoption, the child remains a Looked After Child until the Adoption Order is granted.

Looked After Children may be placed with parents, foster carers (including relatives and friends), in Children's Homes, in Secure Accommodation or with prospective adopters.
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