A comprehensive resource compiled by NSPCC Learning to help frontline professionals learn more about the experiences of Looked-After Children in the UK, including a statistics briefing and resources library list.Read More
Ofsted has published a report looking at what children and young people told them about their experiences of living in social care settings in England, including children’s homes, boarding schools and living with foster carers.
3,024 children and young people responded to questionnaires which found that: 79% of children and young people living in children’s homes said they were "always" well looked after, compared with 93% of children and young people living in foster care; 76% of those living in residential special schools and 56% of children and young people living in boarding schools.Read More
This report by Become and Voices from Care Cymru, published in September 2018 provides data from research conducted with teachers who teach looked-after children. It argues that “For teachers to provide this support, they need to be well supported themselves, with the right training, good contact with children’s services, and a supportive school environment where everyone understands best practice for meeting the education and pastoral needs of the children in care in their school.”Read More