Children and young people in care

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has published a series of reports looking at children and young people subject to care proceedings in England and Wales. Analysis of administrative data collected by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) and Cafcass Cymru between 2011/12 and 2019/20 in England and Wales show that: the number of 10-17-year-olds subject to care proceedings in England rose by 95% between 2011/12 and 2019/20 (from 3,081 to 6,013) children; and the number in Wales rose by 47% over the same time period (from 219 to 323).

Read the news story: Number of teenagers in care proceedings in England doubles in last decade
Read the reports: Older children and young people in care proceedings in England and Wales
Why are older children in care proceedings? A themed audit in four local authorities
Why are older children and young people in care proceedings? A case file review
The health of older children and young people subject to care proceedings in Wales

Source: Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

Date: 06 October 2021