Placement Difficulties

Hope works with parents, foster carers and children’s homes to try and prevent placement breakdown and the possibility of young people being moved out of the county. Every young person and carer receives support from an allocated Hope Co-ordinator which enables them to have a point of contact within the service. The Hope Co-ordinator will advocate for the young person when required and liaise with parents, foster carers, residential settings and Looked After Child (LAC) social workers in order to support the young person in their placement.

Hope is able to provide practical support in the form of outreach visits to the young person, especially during periods of crisis and instability, within the placement. If it is appropriate and part of the young person’s care plan they are able to access an individualised day programme that consists of education, therapy and activities that provides daily structure and routine.