Children’s social care in England

The independent review of children’s social care in England has published its Case for change, setting out current problems faced by children’s social care. Findings include: there needs to be a shift in...

Care review chair slams profiteering from children’s residential care

The chair of the Independent Review into Children’s Social Care has launched a stinging attack on private companies that make a profit from running children’s homes. Josh MacAlister said that profiteering from...

Government facing legal challenge over unregulated accommodation and 16-17 year olds

A children’s rights charity has threatened the Government with legal action over its decision not to ban the use of unregulated accommodation for 16 and 17 year-old children in care. In February, the...

Category - Outcomes/Policy

Children in social care

The Department for Education (DfE) has published figures on outcomes for children in need including children looked after by local authorities in England. The findings, which cover the year ending 31 March 2020, include: 48.3% of children in need...