Excerpt from Ofsted report 2015
More work needs to be done to improve the accommodation provided to young people who have left care. Feeling safe and secure where they live is important to these young people if they are going to achieve the things they are capable of.
15. Establish effective processes to enable care leavers’ views to inform service development.
16. Ensure that all care leavers have access to good quality information about their health histories and their entitlements.
17. Improve the quality of pathway planning by:
The following documents make for interesting reading of issues facing people with a variety of difficulties and how their needs may be met.
Many local authorities and their partners are struggling to provide a good enough standard of help, care and protection for some of England’s most vulnerable children, Ofsted’s second annual social care report reveals today.
You can read the full report here.
The department of Health shows an alarming reluctance to own their responsibility for improving services for children in care.
"The Department for Education has ultimate responsibility for overseeing services for children in care. It has demonstrated an alarming reluctance to play an active role in improving services and securing a better future for this most vulnerable group of children".
Read the full published article here by authority of the House of Commons
David Graham, national director of the Care Leavers Association, outlines his vision for a better care system in this article.
Fears of cycle of disadvantage as one in ten of these children is then taken into care
To find out the latest statistics for children in care and much more, click here.
Report: Why the most vulnerable young people are falling between the gaps in our complicated and over stretched support systems
Report conducted by Action for Children.
This statistical first release (SFR) provides information about looked after children in England for the year ending 31 March 2015, including where they are placed, their legal status, numbers starting and ceasing to be looked after. It also provides figures on looked after children who were placed for adoption, the number of looked after children adopted and the average time between different stages of the adoption process. The accommodation and activity of former care leavers (now aged 19 to 21) is also included. For the first time, newly collected information is included about children looked after who were missing or away from placement without authorisation.
Source: Department of Education
Official Reports, News & Resources
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