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Place of Safety Viability Assessment

Following discharge from hospital, we are in a position to offer a ‘Place of Safety’ (at both Centres) to prevent a mother and their new born baby being separated whilst waiting for a court hearing to determine the baby’s immediate future.

Rather than a baby going into foster care we are able to accommodate mother and baby together for a maximum period of ten days. This service prevents the emotional distress that separation creates. It also facilitates the bonding process which fosters a sense of security for the baby and promotes healthy attachment.

At the same time, such an arrangement enables us to undertake a viability assessment to recommend whether or not there should be further assessment.

There is no charge for this invaluable service.