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Residential Child Care Services

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Service Description

Residential child care services are provided for children and young persons under the age of 21 who cannot be adequately cared for by their families because of various reasons such as behavioural, emotional or relationship problems, or family crises arising from illness, death and desertion.


 
   

Types of Services


Non-Institutional Care includes:

Foster Care - for children under 18 years of age
 
Foster Care (Emergency) - for children under 18 years of age
 

Small Group Homes - for children from 4 to under 18 years of age
List of Small Group Homes can be downloaded here

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Emergency / Short-term Care in Small Group Home - for children from 4 to under 18 years of age



 

Institutional Care includes:

Residential Child Care Centres (Residential Creches) - for children under 3 years of age


 
Residential Child Care Centre (Residential Nursery) - for children from 3 to under 6 years of age


 
Children's Reception Centre - for children under 18 years of age


List of Residential Child Care Centres (Residential Creches, Residential Nursery) and Children's Reception Centre can be downloaded here
 
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Children's Homes - for children and young persons from 6 to under 21 years of age


List of Children's Homes can be downloaded here

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Boys’ Home / Girls’ Home – for children and young persons from 7 to under 21 years of age with behavioural or emotional problems.  Schools for Social Development are run within some of these homes


List of Boys’ Home / Girls’ Home can be downloaded here
 
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Boys’ Hostel / Girls’ Hostel – for young persons from 14 to under 21 years of age with behavioural or emotional problems who are studying or working


List of Boys’ Hostel / Girls’ Hostel can be downloaded here
 
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Application Procedures

Referral should be made by the social worker responsible for the case through the respective central referral system.