You wait 3 decades for a review of children’s care and 7 come along at once

22nd March 2021 Jonathan Stanley There is a serious issue to be resolved. There are 7 government or parliamentary reviews that are placing demands on the small residential child care sector. Each demands intense attention by the sector, each is slightly different, and there is overlap. The NCERCC publication ‘Reviewing the reviews from residential childContinue reading “You wait 3 decades for a review of children’s care and 7 come along at once”

It seems our government has decided some children don’t need care

New regulations aim to give better support to children in care. But, writes Carolyne Willow, it appears that support ends at 16. A year ago this week, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, responded to a letter from the coroner who investigated the death of 17 year-old Jacob Bates. Jacob was one ofContinue reading “It seems our government has decided some children don’t need care”

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 The number is increasing – a result of a lack of capacity in children’s homes and in some cases an outdated belief that children aged just 16 should be ready to become independent.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/