Young carers in England: Findings from the 2018 BBC survey on the prevalence and nature of caring among young people

Many young people are involved in caring for parents, siblings, or other relatives who have an illness or disability. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of caring by young people in England...

Social work practice

  What Works for Children’s Social Care has published interim reports on pilots in three local authorities in England investigating whether devolved budgets, which give social workers decision-making...

Birthday cakes, rockets and washing machines: How Fuzzy logic can empower young people

Imagine you gathered a group of people together and gave them the ingredients and instructions to bake a cake. If they followed the instructions eventually, they should all be able to bake a cake. At a much...

Category - Looked After Children

Social work practice

  What Works for Children’s Social Care has published interim reports on pilots in three local authorities in England investigating whether devolved budgets, which give social workers decision-making control of discretionary budgets to work...

The Adoption Barometer

The adoption landscape is constantly shifting. In recent years, the number of adoptions has fallen, but the number of children being taken into care has risen. Regionalisation in England and Wales has changed the structures within which adoption...

Adoption

  Adoption UK has published a report looking at the experiences of adoptive families and their children across the UK in 2018. Findings from responses to a survey from 3,500 adoptive parents include: 56% of established families reported that...

Looked after children: Scotland

  Researchers at the universities of York, Stirling and Lancaster, in partnership with the Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland (AFA Scotland), have published findings from a series of studies of Scottish Government data looking at pathways...