Review of Children’s Social Care in England formally launches and publishes early plans

Once-in-a-generation! The Residential Forum will posting a series of items on this Review and various other reviews/initiatives that have appeared simultaneously. These include the Competitions and Marketing Authority, the House of Commons Education Select Committee, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Looked after Children and Care Leavers, the House of Lords vulnerable children inquiry, theContinue reading “Review of Children’s Social Care in England formally launches and publishes early plans”

Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a broken residential care home market

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, has published a set of reports showing how the children’s residential social care system is broken and is failing many of the most vulnerable children, in particular those who are most at risk of falling through gaps in the system and becoming victims of criminal or sexual exploitation. Today’s reports […]Continue reading “Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a broken residential care home market”

Unregulated | Children’s Commissioner for England

This report shows that 1 in 8 children in care spent some time in an unregulated placement in 2018-19. The number is increasing – a result of a lack of capacity in children’s homes and in some cases an outdated belief that children aged just 16 should be ready to become independent. https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/report/unregulated/