Reimagining residential children’s homes – Commissioning children’s homes: Potential improvements and reforms (2020)

Published: 24/04/2020 | Author: Evans K

Introduction

This series of publications explores key issues identified by strategic planners, policy-makers and practitioners. It provides insights into current debates, research findings, practice developments and user experiences to inform the development of the residential children’s care sector. The series will be of particular interest to strategic leaders, commissioners and decision makers in children’s social care. The rate of change is particularly fast paced in this area of work so in order to be as responsive as possible we will release each individual think piece separately before releasing them together as a larger publication.

Chapter One – Understanding the national picture
This think piece provides a broad overview of residential children’s homes and a picture of national trends. It highlights the current challenges facing the sector as a whole.

Chapter Two – Commissioning children’s homes: Potential improvements and reforms
This think piece sets out why the area of children’s homes are unsustainable in its current form. Offering explanations, together with solutions and options for reform.

Chapter Three – Reimagining residential children’s homes: Placement decision-making
This think piece explores decisions, processes and key challenges for those involved in decision-making for children either living in residential care, or for whom residential care is being considered.

Source: Reimagining residential children’s homes – Commissioning children’s homes: Potential improvements and reforms (2020)

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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