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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.

Trix procedures

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