sarthe Placed children: new emergency reception centers to be created in 2022

As part of child protection, around 47 people work at La Foresterie, a house in Le Mans (Sarthe) that can accommodate 32 children.
Various associations such as the Sarthe department and Acadea are mobilizing for the immediate admission of children. Here, Acadea members during the opening of La Foresterie in November 2021. ©Archives/Frédéric Jouvet

1500. This is the number of children currently placed. Sarthe and escrow Child Welfare (ESA).

Largely increased resettlement measures since 2015 1,000 investments children were counted. This Thursday, February 24, 2022 A protocol was signed between the Ministry and authorized institutions to ensure the safety of children at all times.

Two new emergency reception units in Sarthe

The ministry plans to establish two new units Emergency associations in Sarthe. Each will accommodate six children from the second. 2022 semester. These new infrastructures aim not to separate siblings.

In the longer term, the Ministry’s Emergency Reception Unit (formerly a children’s hostel) will be relocated. hour spring 2023to be moved Yvre-l’Eveque and can accommodate 8 to 10 teenagers 3-17 years old.

HORSE Exchange‘Le Perquoi’ Nursery has a new approved unit, which exceptionally welcomes children under 3 and children aged 3 to 6 years. “We will continue 33 children for the structure[contre 30 places aujourd’hui]” denotes the president of the association Jean-Francois Hamelin.

Several associations and the Sarthe Department signed a protocol on Thursday, February 24, 2022, to ensure the safety of children.
Several associations and the Sarthe Department signed a protocol on Thursday, February 24, 2022, to ensure the safety of children. ©Frédéric JOUVET

Domestic violence on the rise

“The number of emergency places and new structures to meet all these needs have doubled in recent years,” notes Marie Therese LerouxChairman of the Departmental Solidarity Committee.

The demand is constantly increasing, it is not enough. The increase in the number of children taken into care is also a result of social phenomena such as domestic violence.

Marie-Thérèse Leroux, Chair of the Department’s Solidarity Commission

Actually, almost 50 seats It has been opened since 2019 with the emergence of 5 new structures overseen by different associations: Acadea, Inalta and Montjoie.

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What are the emergency reception centers in Sarthe?

Acadea association: La Foresterie house, opened in Le Mans in November 2021, can accommodate 12 children aged 3 to 10.
The Inalta association: can provide emergency accommodation for 13-17 year olds in the Roëzé-sur-Sarthe house opened in May 2019 and the Montfort-le-Gesnois house opened in September 2019 (6 collective venues and 2 family places each).
The Montjoie association: hosted in a house in Le Mans and a house in Bouloire since June 2020 (6 children aged 7 to 13 are welcome each).
The Le Perquoi association welcomes around thirty children in La Pouponnière.
Emergency service unit of the Department (15 persons between the ages of 3-17).

“Unfortunately the exception is repeated”

“The emergency reception should remain the exception. Unfortunately, the exception is repeated” Bertrand Memes, Department of Family Child Service Manager. At the same time, the length of stay in the ASE is getting longer.

“The insertion is immediate and should be as short as possible. We are working on a return to parental home, but there are more and more abuse cases. »

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