Case Study: Sometimes the permanent placement is back home

Year: 2016
Topic: Looked after at home, Permanence
Author: Renfrewshire Council

In this video case study, Cathie O'Donnell of Renfrewshire Council tells the story of the young boy whose permanent placement was to return home to his family. Through the work of the Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme, a multi-disciplinary team, including the child's nursery, put in place a support package for the mother.

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