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Health and social care

Adult Care Services is the department of Bury Council which is responsible for overseeing social care services for adults and older people in the borough. Children's Services is the department of Bury Council which is responsible for overseeing social care services for children and young people in the borough.

Each section below provides more detailed information on adults and children's social care services, as well as details of how to make referrals and contact each service.

Bury Children's Services are required under the Children Act 1989 to provide a service to help families with "children in need" in their area. Children in need are those with a disability and children whose health and welfare may suffer significantly without support from children's social care services.

Bury Safeguarding Children Board ensures that agencies are protecting children from harm and safeguarding their well-being. Bury Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) is the forum for agreeing how services, agencies, organisations and the community safeguard children and improve their wellbeing.

Bury Council Fostering and Adoption services pages give you all the information you need to foster or adopt with Bury Council, from the basic difference between fostering and adoption to the reasons why children come into care. You can also find out how to foster or adopt with us and enquire online.

Here you will find information about health advice which is available. Bury is a great place to enjoy life and get fit. Improving the health and well being for all our citizens is an important priority for Bury Council and its health partners. On these pages you will find information about general health and well being, as well as links to other useful websites on health.