Child protection and safeguarding

What if problems cannot be resolved?

We always try to keep children with their families if at all possible, and the majority of children who have a child protection plan stay at home with their families. However, if professionals consider that it would be unsafe for a child to remain at home they will consider making alternative arrangements for the the child to be cared for. Such arrangements would have to be considered by the courts and would be subject to review. When this happens, we will always look for alternative carers within the family.