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Residential Placement

Each referral is considered on its own merit and with due regard to equal opportunities in all instances, taking full account of gender; nationality; religion; age; sexual orientation; race; culture; mental health needs and levels of physical and learning needs.

Lancaster Care Assessment and Support Centre are willing to work with parents who misuse substances however the expectation would be that they are engaged with appropriate professional agencies.

Lancaster Care Assessment and Support Centre reserves the right to refuse a placement. This may be due to concerns relating to violence, arson or sex offending behaviours. A Psychological Assessment may be required prior to an offer of a placement. Should any issues as stated above, be identified in relation to offences where the perpetrator is either a parent or a child, advice will need to be sought via our insurance company prior to processing the application.

Non-Residential Placement

In either of the above instances, the family must be willing to work with the Centre to reduce the risks within the family, and have the capacity to benefit from the process.
Whilst assessing within a family’s home environment, consideration must be given to the adverse effects on how this may impact upon the child. Examples of this may be where a child has suffered abuse within the home, and this may be harmful to their emotional well being. Additionally a child may view returning to the family home during the assessment period as an indication that they are returning back to the full time primary care of the parent or carer.

If during the assessment process, this is evidenced it may be considered that a Community Assessment may not be in the best interests of the child(ren), and the assessment will be terminated.
For costs and fees please contact us directly on +4420 8406 3419 or fees@lancastercare.net

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