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Royaume-Uni : Children's care homes are seen as a last resort, but they can be a safe haven

le 11 juin 2015

[The Guardian] With adequate funding, these homes can provide intensive support for the 62% of residents with significant mental health conditions

Children placed in residential care typically arrive as teenagers after multiple foster care placements. They tend to have complex needs including mental health, emotional and behavioural problems as a result of childhood trauma. According to government figures, 30% are placed as a result of abuse or neglect, while the same percentage has experienced significant instability with five or more different placements. Some 38% of children in residential settings have special educational needs. They are also more likely to be in contact with the criminal justice system.

Source The Guardian