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High support carers sought by SEHB
[Posted: Wed 22/08/2001 www.irishhealth.com]
by Deborah Condon
People interested in providing high support family placements for children and adolescents in the South East are being invited to attend an open evening next week in the South Eastern Health Board (SEHB).
The event will take place on Tuesday, August 28 and will be addressed by SEHB personnel who will outline what is involved in such placements, including the assessment procedure.
All applicants will undergo training to help them to care for the children or adolescents that may be placed with them.
"We are hoping that as many people as possible who are interested in becoming high support carers will come to the open evening", said Rose Brophy, principal social worker in Carlow-Kilkenny for the SEHB.
"The carers can make a real difference to the lives of these children and young people by providing a safe and consistent home environment", she added.
The open evening takes place in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny and starts at 7.30.
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