Children in care in England could hit almost 100,000 by 2025

The number of children in care in England could reach almost 100,000 by 2025, according to new analysis. Research commissioned by county councils said the figure would represent a 36% rise in a decade. And the...

Number of children in care at highest level on record, latest figures show

The number of children in care is at an all-time high, according to latest figures from the Department for Education.
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Foster care system ‘reaching breaking point’ as demand outweighs capacity

Despite the number of foster carers in England being at the highest level on record, Ofsted has warned sector demand is outstripping capacity, leaving vulnerable children missing out on care. Latest foster...

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Measuring the wellbeing of children in care

AUTHOR Keith ClementsResearch & Policy Analyst ATTACHMENT(S) Measuring the wellbeing of children in care_Final report.pdf With funding from The J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, NCB conducted research exploring the measurement of wellbeing of...

Adoption breakdowns on the rise

The number of adoptions that break down, resulting in a child being removed from a placement, have risen in recent years, despite government attempts to tackle the issue, an investigation by CYP Now has found.  The government’s Adoption...

Health needs of care leavers

The Care Leavers Association (CLA) has published findings from a study into the health needs of care leavers. Recommendations from a survey of the health needs of 418 care leavers of all ages include: the health needs of looked after children and...

Children’s homes

The Howard League for Penal Reform has published a briefing paper looking at the policing of children’s homes in England and Wales. The report finds that: police forces receive a high number of callouts from some children’s homes often dealing with...

If I could talk to me: short animated film

Just for Kids Law have released a short animated film showing the perspective of young care experienced parents at risk of having a child taken into care. Source: Animated film – if I could talk to me  Date: 12 December 2017 Further information:...

Growing up in kinship care

Grandparent’s Plus has published a report on the experiences and outcomes for young people growing up in kinship care, compared with the progress of care leavers and their peers in the general population. Findings from interviews with 53 young...