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Residential Care

Residential care homes offer young people (usually of secondary school age) a safe place to live away from their families.  Residents live alongside a number of other young people in the home, cared for by staff who do not live onsite.  Most young people who live in a residential establishment will have been assessed as needing to be cared for away from home by the local authority.  Young people placed in residential care on the recommendation of a Children’s Hearing Panel, or on an emergency (short-term) basis to guarantee their safety.