This handout explores the concept of permanency - the need and right of all children to form nurturing relationships as members of a family. Family support services for children with disability should embrace the permanency perspective, which focuses on the development of relationships and a sense of belonging, rather than the placement perspective, which focuses on quality of care. Easy to read fact sheets.
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In Support of Families and their children: All children belong with families and families need support to thrive
National Resource Cenre on Supported Living and Choice, Syracuse University
24 May 2005
Attitudes, Families, Professionals