Refers to where a young person resides if they have been looked after and accommodated away from home. For example, foster care or a residential school.
There are a number of different types of placements, these include;
Short Break (respite) Placement – Short breaks usually involve a child living with a foster care home having a short stay with another foster family to give the main foster carers a break.
Interim Placement – A placement which has been in place for less than 24 months, not secured by a Permanence Order.
Emergency Placement – An unplanned placement made in an emergency, where no other placement type has been identified by the local authority.
Long Term Placement – A placement which has been in place for longer than 24 months not secured by a Permanence Order.
Permanent Placement– A placement secured by a Permanence Order.
Continuing Care Placement – A placement enabling a young adult to remain in the same family placement that they were in immediately before they ceased being looked after