Young people in care

If you’re a young person living in care and want to tell us what being in care has been like for you, you can get in touch with us at

Youth groups

If you’re a young person living in care, you could come along to one of Wigan Council’s youth groups. It’s a chance to do activities, help each other to build confidence and get support from youth workers. 

Our Million Voices group, for older young people, can also help you have your say about living in care with people who make decisions about children’s services.

To find out more please email our Targeted Youth Support Services


If you’re living in care and don’t have very much contact with your family you could have a mentor. These are adults who volunteer to support young people in their free time. They can:

  • Visit you regularly
  • Listen and talk to you
  • Offer information and advice
  • Help you develop your skills and interests
  • Attend your reviews with you
  • Go on outings and activities with you
  • Help support your care plan

Council's pledge to young people

We have made a pledge to all children living in care about the things the council will commit to doing for you.

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