Holiday placements cover placements in families when they last for at least 6 consecutive nights and concern a maximum of 11 minors per family.
There are two kinds of placements :
- either the family takes in the minors directly, whereupon it is a "holiday placement" ;
- or an intermediary agency places the minors in families, whereupon it corresponds to a "holiday placement centre".
This category of placement of minors was in force up until August 31, 2006. Since then, community educational placements of minors have been separated differently.
Source : mission des Études, de l'Observation et des Statistiques (MEOS) au ministère en charge de la jeunesse (site : http://www.jeunesse-sports.gouv.fr, rubrique "statistiques")