The reason and direction for this document
The children’s homes sector has not benefited from a national strategy. This document is designed to propel strategic actions. It acts as a firm steer for the DfE Residential Care Leadership Board as to the thinking of children’s homes providers.
The Narey report is too disparate to provide a foundation for a strategy. Other social care statements by ADCS, LGA or think tanks have been high level, with aspirations and ambitions with a focus on the end result, the destinations.
The sector and the situation have complexities that have to be incorporated into strategy, sophistication not simplification is needed. This document starts from the actions that can be taken now.