…how the narrative around children’s homes puts blame on young people by John Radoux, May 2019
Residential children’s homes are often seen as a last resort or second best to foster homes, and that has an effect on some children in care. Others have written and spoken eloquently about the use of language – I agree with them, and will therefore use the word “home” instead of “placement”.
One of the problems with children’s homes being seen as a last resort is that a child might be “tried” in multiple foster homes – often in double digits – before a children’s home is considered. Let us call this what it is: systemic abuse.
Read in full at Source: https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2019/05/16/need-work-towards-going-back-foster-care-narrative-around-childrens-homes-harms-young-people/