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Children and Families

A model resource allocation system for children, young people and families


Using resources differently with looked after children and their families - some early lessons from the Scottish pilot sites

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There are some talented and dedicated social workers in Middlesbrough – protecting children and trying where possible to keep families together. The significant numbers of looked after children and the lack of a ‘mechanism’ to allow a more fluid use of resources can lead sometimes to ‘placementitis’. This briefing paper gives examples where professionals  have worked together with the child/young person or their families to see a positive way forward.

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