Unlocking the Facts: Young people referred to Secure Children’s Homes

What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) has published a report Unlocking the facts: young people referred to secure children’s homes.

The report, using DfE data and research conducted by CASCADE Cardiff University, builds a clearer image of the lives of young people referred to secure children’s homes and the differences between those offered a place, and those who were placed in “alternative accommodation” (which includes less secure residential children’s homes, foster care and unregulated placements). The report draws attention to the adverse experiences of young people before, and after, they are referred to a SCH and reveals a system unable to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable children in our society.

Download report

Report Summary
(PDF, 3MB)
Full report
(PDF, 14MB)

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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