Digital copy of Pages 1 and 2 of The Restructuring of Residential Services and Proposed Fostering Initiative. Undated, c. November 1989. [Some details redacted].

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November 1st 1989 - November 30th 1989

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1. Item A: The Restructuring of Residential Services. Refers to the closure of the Group Home at Clos des Sables as of the end of November 1989. Outlines arrangments for residents of Clos des Sables Group Home, mentioning possible re-admissions to Brig-y-Don, placements in a long-term foster home, and plans for children who remained at the Group Home after mentioning the departure of Mr [Leslie] Hughes, including trial placements at home and the transfers to La Préférence. Provides statistics regarding vacancies available at Heathfield, La Préférence, Le Squez Group Home and Brig-y-Don, referring to a reduction from the number of beds available in 1982. Includes analysis of these figures with regards to the pattern of admissions to care and proposals regarding the restructuring of residential services to meet demand, including adaptations to Heathfield and La Préférence. Also refers to plans to redeploy posts attached to Clos des Sables Group Home. 2. Iterm B: The Proposed Fostering Initiative Includes comments about the summer months constituting the most pressurised period of demand for admissions to care, including reference to difficult y placing children from large family groups.


Hughes, Leslie
Adolescent Community Services Team
Children's Services
Children's Sub-Committee
Clos des Sables Group Home
Education Committee
Heathfield Children's Home
La Préférence Children's Home
Le Squez Group Home


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