Children's social care

Tower Hamlets provides information and advice to parents and carers looking for registered childcare, and childcare out of school hours. We also work closely with Social Services to make sure the welfare and safety of children in the borough is kept as a priority.

Child protection

Children's services has a responsibility to protect and promote the welfare and safety of children in need.

Residential care for children

The council has two children’s homes, which provide 24 hour care for looked after children. The children's homes provide respite care, shorter term and longer term care. 

Corporate Parenting

Every council has unique responsibilities for the children they care for and their care leavers. In this context they are referred to as the ‘corporate parent’. Find out about the: