Private children’s home providers charging councils too much, report says

Private providers of children’s homes and foster care are making “significant and persistent” profits by charging cash-strapped local authorities elevated prices for increasingly scarce placements, the...

Ofsted schools framework ‘not fit’ for children in care

Ofsted’s school inspections framework is “not fit for purpose” when it comes to vulnerable children, the chair of the National Association of Virtual School Headteachers (NAVSH) has said. Speaking at a meeting...

Children’s homes facing ‘horrific’ recruitment and retention problems

Residential children’s care providers are warning of a staffing crisis, amid burnout fears and a salary war breaking out among homes.
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Category - Looked After Children

Foster care

What Works for Children’s Social Care has published a systematic review looking at the lived experience of matching children with foster families and examining the evidence on the outcomes of matching decisions. Analysis of 23 studies found:...

Care leavers

What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has published an analysis of the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve outcomes for young people transitioning into adult living arrangements. A review of 15 studies reported in 25 papers...

National Adoption Strategy launches

A new National Adoption Strategy will centre around improving recruitment of potential adopters and allowing them to be matched with children from any ethnic group, the government has said. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young...