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If you need to go into residential accommodation you may have to make a contribution to the cost of your care. This section provides information on how Trusts calculate how much you can pay.
This paper sets out proposals to effect sustainable systems-wide improvement in social work with measurable outcomes for service users over the next five years of strategy implementation.
The first stage of the reform process was a six month consultation on the discussion document "Who Cares?  The Future of Adult Care and Support in Northern Ireland". This consultation process concluded on 15 March 2013, and a report summarising the findings of the consultation was published on 14...
Supported lodgings aim to provide young people with safe, suitable and supportive places to live within a local familial type environment. The minimum standards for supported lodgings accommodation will set a benchmark to be used by current and future supported lodgings service providers to ensure...
This paper has been developed to provide guidance on protecting and safeguarding children who are ‘Looked After’. The needs of the child or young person is central to all such planning processes. Avoiding unnecessary duplication or subjecting young people to different types of meetings...
Children are among the most vulnerable members of society: they are liable to abuse, exploitation and deprivation. They have the right to expect and receive protection from within the childcare system
Mental health service users can be good parents, but new research from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide (NCISH) and findings from investigations into the deaths of children have highlighted a rare but important risk to children when their parent or carer has delusional...

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