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Number of children in care being placed with families falls

Earroo dy phaitchyn fo chiarail ta goll er cur ayns lughtyn-thie tuittym

Earrooyn Shirveish yn Ellan cour Cur ayns Lughtyn-Thie tuittym veih 75% gys 69%

Ta'n rate dy phaitchyn fo chiarail ta goll er cur ayns lughtyn-thie er duittym gys yn eaghtyr s'inshley echey rish tammylt.

Ta dean Shirveish yn Ellan cour Cur ayns Lughtyn-Thie dy vel 75% jeusyn fo chiarail goll er goaill kiarail liorish eddyr mooinjer ny caarjyn, ny kiaraileyderyn doltanys.

Agh Mean Souree mleeaney, huitt yn earroo gys 69%, lesh ny fir elley currit ayns thieyn clienney, ny baghey lieh-neu-chrogheydagh ny ayns aaghtys shickyr.

Ta'n shirveish gra dy vel shoh yn earroo s'inshley v'ayn rish tammylt, as dy vel eh freggyrtagh da caghlaa y choarys t'er ve jeant er y gherrid.

Ta bishaghey er ve ayn neesht 'syn earroo dy phaitchyn goll er cur 'sy thie shickyr Cronk Sollysh, lesh 29 'sy teyraad nurree, cosoyley rish shiaght ayns 2017 as 12 'sy vlein roish shen.

 

Island Family Placement Service figures drop from 75% to 69%

The rate of children in care being placed with families has dropped to its lowest level in some time.

The Island's Family Placement Service aims to have 75% of those in care looked after by either relatives and friends, or foster carers.

However, in June this year, the figure dropped to 69%, with the rest placed in children homes, living semi-independently or in secure accommodation.

The service says this is the lowest it's been for some time, and reflects the transformation of the system that's recently been taking place.

There's also been an increase in the number of children being placed at the secure care home Cronk Sollysh, with 29 at the facility last year, compared to seven in 2017 and 12 the year before.
 

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