Practical Steps for Responding to Rapid Return Mandates


Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a growing trend of Governments ordering residential childcare institutions to move children out very quickly. Plus, some institutions have returned children to their families with little or no preparation or support placing children at significant risk. This webinar explains two tools, one to help institutions intensify the assessment and preparation process for children who have to move out quickly and the other to help organizations provide retrospective ‘preparation’ for children who have already returned to their families without preparation or support. These tools cannot remove all the risks involved in children’s rapid return, but they can mitigate many of them. With the help of this webinar and the tools provided, participants will significantly improve the chances of children reintegrating into their families in a way that is appropriate, suitable, and in their best interest.