Short Term Placements

These are the most common types of placement and can vary in length from a couple of weeks to a couple of years. The children involved may be going through care proceedings or waiting to be adopted. Alternatively, their parents may be temporarily unable to care for them, through illness or other circumstance.

Short term placements can include anything from a single night emergency placement up to 2 years. The legal process is much better than it used to be, and so care proceedings tend to be 25-26 weeks. Short term placements stay with you in this time until their longer term plans have been confirmed.