A permanent non-kin placement project in action

A permanent non-kin placement project in action
01 Jul 2005

Social Work Now, Issue 30, pages 8-14

When the Gisborne Child, Youth and Family office focused on permanent placements, eight children were identified with complex case histories who could not be placed with family/Whānau and required permanent caregivers. When a referral was made, the aim was to have a section 128 court plan with an approved goal of permanency out-of-family, but for some cases, use was made of the parallel planning process. Following the initial identification of cases, a permanency coach was contracted part-time to work with the four social workers responsible for these children. The caregiver liaison social worker (CLSW) was also actively involved in this project.

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