Residential care

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published three reports looking at children’s residential care in England. The first report looks at the experiences of children in children’s homes and children in unregulated care homes and finds that the children’s residential social care system is failing vulnerable children. A second report looks at private provision in children’s social care, exploring the profits made by private companies and what their involvement means for children. The 2020 Stability Index finds that: 6,500 children in care had three or more home moves over the last two years; and older children are more likely to experience multiple home moves with the highest rates among 12-to 15-year-olds who have recently entered care.

Read the news story: Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a broken residential care home market

Read the reports: The children who no-one knows what to do with (PDF)
Private provision in children’s social care (PDF)
Stability index 2020 (PDF)



Source: Children’s Commissioner for England
Date: 11 November 2020