Who makes decisions for young people when they are in children's residential units?
Day to day decisions are made by staff in consultation with the young person and their family, social worker and any other relevant agency. This will all be in line with the assessed and identified needs for the young person contained within their care plan.
Other decisions such as contact arrangements or choice of school are made at the young person's looked after review meeting. These are meetings that bring together the young person with their family, social worker, residential staff, education representatives and any other relevant agencies. The meeting is chaired and led by an independent reviewing officer.