Children’s home distribution leaves most vulnerable placed furthest from home, Ofsted warns

Uneven distribution of children’s home placements across England leaves the most vulnerable children at risk of being placed furthest from their local area, Ofsted has warned. Children with mental health problems, or experience of abuse and neglect, are likely to be placed in children’s homes above the average distance of 36 miles away from their local area, a new report by the inspectorate states. The report What types of needs do children’s homes offer care for? looks at data in the year to 31 March 2020. It states that supply does not match demand across different regions of England. Read more.

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