Parent and child placements are provided for parents and their children to give them the best opportunity of staying together in care. Most commonly, placements are for mother and their baby but it can also be for the father and also older children. Parent and child placements are often a preferred alternative to residential care.
- To assist foster carers to develop their skills and knowledge in working with mother and baby placements
- To consider the different needs of the baby and parent in placement
- To have an appreciation of the difference between caring for a foster baby and caring for a parent and baby placement