This chapter describes an intensive scrutiny of 31 children returning to 24 families. In later chapters the process of reunion will be explored through a sequence of episodes that highlights key moments and issues as return gathers momentum. Four contrasting groups of children are represented: a) children likely to go home without serious problems b) children likely to experience some difficulty in getting back c) children unlikely to go home despite social work plans aimed at reunion and d) children likely to return, but not easily to settle.