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'Imagine a child about to be born to a mother misusing substances. The mother could have treatment costing about 12K, with a 40 per cent chance of the child then able to stay with her mother. If you were being child centred you would say ‘yes’ to that [from FDAC], because it would improve the likelihood of the child staying in her family.' (Assistant Director Social Care, at FDAC national network meeting in 2014)A national network meeting last week brought together people from 12 local authority areas to develop their plans for opening their local FDAC next year. A mix of children’s social care senior managers, family court judges and administrators, and public health officers, they spent the day with colleagues from the four established FDACs (London, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire, Gloucester and East Sussex), to share knowledge and best practice.
An authoritative and practical guide which not only explains the principles and process of family...