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Autistic Children in Care

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:01 pm
by Londonboy
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I hope this document prepared by the parent of a child who entered Care will be a source of information for young people, professionals and parents/carers who may be familiar with child protection but not the world of disability or with disability but not the world of child protection. This document has NOT been prepared by or endorsed by any organisation or charity.

The information contained within the document can also be found on this website.

Re: Autistic Children in Care

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:03 pm
by Londonboy
If your young person is at risk of admission to a secure hospital setting there is some useful advice on the attached document

Also bear in mind:-
If your young person is at risk of going to prison it may be better if they enter Care (the tests for entering Care would usually be met if a young person is at risk of going to prison eg beyond parental control ) via the Family Court as the Family Court can look at issues of a young persons welfare (issues around diagnosis and meeting associated needs will be important) while the criminal courts will only look at protecting the public (ensuring the young person is locked away if they present risks to the public).

Each young person's circumstances are different and there is no route that will ensure your young persons needs are met in a secure setting however the Care route is likely to be slightly better at opening up more and better options particularly if the IRO gets behind your young person as they should. The Howard League have a free advice line for children who may be at risk of prison and they may be able to talk through some of the issues.