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Out of area placements

Charlotte Ramsden, Chair of the ADCS Health, Care and Additional Needs Policy Committee, said:

“Finding the right placement for children in care and keeping them safe is a priority for all local authorities. Whilst placing children close to their community, family and friends is preferable there are good reasons why a child might be placed further away including where there are concerns about their safety or their needs can’t be met locally. As Sir Martin Narey recognises in his review of residential care ‘the right placement’ for a child is more important than location.

“We recognise there is sometimes an issue with the notification process when a child is placed out of area and as an Association we host a range of resources on out of area placements on our website including a list of relevant contact details for all local authorities to help facilitate the process as well as regional protocol and guidance documents.”

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