Although planned placements which include impact assessments and orientation visits are preferred, it is understood that care placements are often needed at short notice. Consequently, when the need arises and if our capacity allows, we do consider emergency referrals as long as the referral meets a certain criteria. We offer a 24/7 emergency referral service and attempt to make sure whether a placement can be provided after receiving the initial request.
Once an emergency referral is considered, we ask for more information to suitably match the referral with current residents. Upon agreeing to the placement, we intent to hold a placement meeting as soon as the child arrives at Home, to set up a placement plan with Social Worker and the Child.
Important: After hours emergency admissions can only be made via telephone, as emails are not constantly monitored during the weekends or evenings. Refer to the following contact numbers for out of hours service.