Children may become ‘looked after’: as part of a child in need plan for their care, with the consent of, or no objections from, those with parental responsibility; orin any circumstances where there is no one to look after a child in need;when made the subject of a care order or interim care order in care proceedings and placed away from home; orfor a shorter time as a result of an emergency by means of a child protection order, police protection or detention; orwhen in police custody, on remand or subject to a court order with a residence requirement in criminal proceedings.
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