Placement Disruption and Disruption Meetings
Please also see: Guidance Placement Stability.
In September 2016, a link to Hertfordshire's Children Looked After – Placement Moves (Guidance) was added to this chapter (above).This chapter is currently under review.
Application and Scope
See: Disruption of Adoptive and Long Term Foster Placements Procedure. This includes actions required on completion of disruption process.
The need to hold a Disruption Meeting must not delay putting in place alternative arrangements for meeting a child's needs and any immediate action required to remedy any problems arising from a disruption.
A Disruption Meeting is different from a planning meeting (see Planning Placements Procedure) which is set up in the immediate aftermath of a placement breakdown to plan where the child goes next.