Residential child care

We manage five children's houses located across North Lanarkshire

chalk house

The houses offer care and protection to young people generally between 12 to 18 years of age. Young people who live in North Lanarkshire houses cannot, for a variety of reasons, live in the community with either their parents or substitute families.

Housing and social work contributes to a multi-agency approach to the care and protection of vulnerable and often exploited young people.

The police, health authority, learning and leisure services are major partners in this multi agency approach which aims to ensure that a co-ordinated response to the care and protection of young people exists.

This approach overseen by the child protection committee is underpinned by legislation contained within the The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and supported by operational procedures and guidelines.

 

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