Experiences of service and care planning in the child protection system

Andrea Gyarmati – Andrea Rácz

Basically, the personal needs of the children determine what kinds of services are needed and how these services can provide adequate answers to the child’s problems. As for the local operation, it is based on less established professional principles; the service planning and provision has an ad hoc nature and there is no conscious planning in the child protection. It is also unknown exactly how the needs of the service recipient determine the type of the services that they are accessed to. However it is well known that indentifying different children target groups, and then determining adequate answers in these cases are the only effective way to reduce the extremely high rate of primary and secondary errors in social policy which is currently presenting in the domestic system.

In the case of child protection system it includes how professionally established the proposal for the placement is; whether the utilization of the child protection service is the adequate answer to the children’s need or the children get removed from the family only because there is not available service locally which can meet their specific needs.