More than 1,000 children in care moved from their placement every week, research warns

Charities are warning that more than 1,000 looked-after children are moved on from their placement every week. Between 2018 and 2021 there were 220,210 changes to care placements, the equivalent of 1,059...

Launch of Future of Care study

The University of Oxford’s Rees Centre, at the Department of Education is partnering with Become, the national charity for children in care and young care leavers to define a new measurement of success for...

Care Review does not go far enough to support care leavers, charity claims

The Care Review does not go far enough to support care leavers’ pathway into society or support their mental health, a charity has said.
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Category - Looked After Children

Care-experienced girls

Centre for Child and Family Justice Research (CFJ) has published a report which looks at the over-representation of care-experienced girls and women in the criminal justice system. Interviews were conducted with 17...

Foster care allegations

The Fostering Network has published a report looking at how allegations made against foster carers are investigated. Findings from a survey of 3,352 foster carers from across the UK include: 14% of the foster carers who...

Children’s experience in care

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has published a report summary sharing conclusions drawn from a recent study. As part of the study, 24 care-experienced children between the ages of 10 and 17 in England and Wales...