8. Working with children and family-centred care

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When working with children services use family-centred care. Every family and child is unique and families know their child better than anyone else, therefore families must be part of the care.

Working with children also involves working with other services and in different settings, e.g. child health networks, schools, the justice system, foster care and guardianship, sibling counselling services and young adult transition services, relevant to the child.

Child protection issues are also considered and addressed as part of family-centred care.

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