Digital copy of a Report by A J S [Anton Skinner, Children's Officer] on the Restructuring of Residential Services and the Proposed Fostering Initiative. [Some details redacted].

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November 23rd 1989 - November 23rd 1989

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• 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 and subsequent arrangements for children at the Group Home, referring to children discharged with possible readmission to Brig-y-Don, children placed in a long-term foster home, a child allowed to go home on trial with her mother and arrangements for a child to be transferred to her former placement at La Préférence Children's Home. Provides details and analysis of the number of residential beds available at Heathfield, La Préférence, Group Home Le Squez and beds available at Brig-y-Don. Outlines proposal to extend the number of beds available within the existing residential provision, describing proposed adaptations to the children's homes and need to redeploy posts attached to the Group Home Clos des Sables to facilitate the increase in residential provision. • Item B: The Proposed Fostering Initiative. Describes the summer months as the most pressurised period of demand for admissions to care and refers to difficulties placing children in family groups of three or more children. Outlines proposal to recruit two foster homes to be available for the placement of family groups over this period, providing details of financial incentives to be offered to foster parents to take three or more siblings in respect of retainers and enhanced Boarding Out Allowance. Also outlines recommendatios regarding general incentive for the recruitment of foster homes capable of taking large family groups for all short-term placements.


Castledine, David
Skinner, Anton
Children's Department
Children's Office
Children's Sub-Committee
Clos des Sables Group Home
Heathfield Children's Home
La Préférence Children's Home
Le Squez Group Home


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