It is a big part of our Pledge to involve you in your placement planning. Placements can vary depending on the type of your care. For example, respite care, short-term care, emergency care or long-term care.
This is for individuals that need care, and their carers or the person that is cared for needs a break. It could also be for you to stay temporarily while your social worker or key worker is looking for a placement for you. It is usually a short-term stay
This placement can be for a number of reasons. It could be a temporary place to stay while waiting to see if the young person can return to their own family, or while waiting to be moved in to a long-term placement. It could also be whilst waiting for an adoptive family. This placement should be a few weeks or months long but could be longer.
This type of placement is for young adults that need a short safe place for a few days. This can happen very quickly.
This is when hard decisions are made to remove the child or young person from their birth family and place the young person with a permanent foster family. Children and young people in long-term foster care are still a legal part of their own family, but live with foster carers until they reach adulthood and are ready to live more independently