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

Adopted children

Adoption UK has published its annual Adoption barometer report, which reveals that 46% of adopted 16- to 25-year-olds were involved with mental health services in 2020, compared to the national figure of 17%. Further findings from a survey of...

Care leavers

Barnardo’s have published a report looking at the experiences of young people in the UK leaving the care system. Interviews with 23 care leavers about their experiences found that an overwhelming proportion reported that they had had little or no...