The role and task of Residential Child Care – there is no such thing as a ‘children’s home’ only children’s homes

This is raised as an area for focus in the Case for Change.

What is immediately apparent is that there is a diversity of needs, and so a diversity of response.

There is no such thing as a children’s home, as a singular typology, only children’s homes, a plurality. 

Children’s homes meet many needs and take many forms, from a temporary refuge to a long-term alternative to family life to a therapeutic setting where children can seek to resolve problems caused by adverse life experiences.

There is a range or should there be a range of residential care models to meet different needs. Read the blog in full at…

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Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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