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What happens when children can't stay with their families

Watch John Paul Fitzpatrick as he discusses what happens when children who can no longer safely stay with their families.

What happens when children can’t stay with their families?

This talk is presented by a guest speaker, Dr. John Paul Fitzpatrick. John Paul is an Honorary Research Fellow within the School of Social Work and Social Policy, at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and Director of TeachMindset Ltd.

In this talk we begin to consider what happens when children and young people can’t stay with their families. John Paul provides a brief introduction to the Children’s Hearings System and some of the facts and details surrounding this (we go into this in more detail further on in the activities this week) before moving on to outline the main alternative options that exist when children and young people can no longer stay in the family home.

John Paul introduces the options of home supervision, kinship care, fostering and adoption, and residential child care before concluding that the overriding imperative in any decision should be to make the correct one for individual, taking the views and opinions of the child or young person into account as part of the decision making process.

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