Learning resources: research in practice

Research in Practice (RiP) has released new learning resources aimed at children’s services practitioners. Topics include: the impact of domestic abuse and controlling behaviour on children in a family...

Six examples of good practice in care leaver support

A year after being appointed, the government’s national implementation adviser for care leavers has published his first annual report looking at the quality of support across England. Mark Riddell was...

Inequalities in the care system: report

Inequalities in the care system: report The Nuffield Foundation has published research on ethnic inequalities in the care system in England. Data was collected from a study of 6,000 children in England on...

Category - Looked After Children

Children looked after in England

The Department of Education (DfE) has updated statistics for 2017/18 on the number of children looked after in England. Key statistics include: on 31 March 2018 there were 75,420 looked after children in England, an increase of 4 per cent from...

What Works For Children in care 

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has published two reports concerning research into safely reducing the number of children in care in the UK. A systematic scoping review investigates existing evidence across eight intervention...