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Safe Families evaluation

The service provides respite support, friendship, and mentoring to families in crisis.  

The evaluation estimates that Safe Families support could be an alternative to care 15% of children who are placed in foster or residential settings. For the 20 local authority areas evaluated, around two thirds of 708 children considered to be on the edge of care were successfully diverted from care through support from the initiative. 

See the full report here.