Placing children in care in UK is defended by deputy on phone-in
Monday 21st January 2013, 1:00PM GMT.
SPENDING £2m. on placing children in care in the UK is in their best interests, Deputy Al Brouard has said.
A caller to the BBC phone-in yesterday questioned whether Health and Social Services has approached the issue in the right way after it was revealed that thirty-one local children were placed in care in the UK at an estimated cost of £2,376,041 – despite claims that some of their parents felt able to look after them.
But Deputy Brouard, pictured, said external placements were a last resort.
‘We’re not talking about sending people off-island because we want to, it’s about sending people off-island because it’s the best thing for the children.’
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