Stuart is one of a large sibling group. It has never been possible to place all of the siblings together but over the years they have been placed with foster carers in small groups. Most recently Stuart was placed with his brother, Mark, but their behaviour when together was difficult for their foster carers to manage as they got into a lot of fights. At the age of 14, Stuart had also got involved with a local group of teenagers who were encouraging him to stay out late at night, drink and smoke cannabis.
The decision was made to move Stuart to a new foster placement, away from the local area, so that he could have a fresh start. At first he didn't like it and so made a few attempts to go back to his old neighbourhood. He tested his new foster carers with challenging behaviour (after all, he's had a lot of moves) but they persevered and put appropriate boundaries and incentives in place, as well as a few compromises.