In every type of alternative care we provide, we always put the best interests of the individual child first.
Although we believe that children thrive best in a family environment, there are sometimes occasions when it is not in the child’s best interest to be placed in family-like alternative care.
- To avoid attachment issues and/or repeat separation trauma where placement is temporary before a child is reintegrated with his or her biological family. In such cases, an emergency shelter or transit home may be a better choice.
- Where the experience or character of the child, the need to keep siblings together, or the required level of care call for small group homes as the most appropriate form of alternative care.