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If the child cannot live safely in the family home, the child welfare workers will make arrangements to temporarily or permanently place the child in another home where he or she can be cared for. This is called placing the child “in care.” The first choice for a caregiver in this situation would usually be a kin connection or a foster family.
National Child Abuse Prevention Partner Organizations
In 2015, additional research confirmed these 2014 statements of the APA.