In this section you will find documents relating to child protection, education, foster care, inspection, the media, residential care, secure care and youth justice.


click pdf PERMANENCE | Understanding Permanence for Looked After Children - A review of research for the Care Inquiry, Janet Boddy, April 2013


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CAREINQ 13 Understanding permanence abstract APR 13.pdf

This abstract details a briefing paper which reviews research relevant to the understanding of permanence for children who are 'looked after' under the auspices of the Children Act 1989.

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CRD 06 Placements, decisions and reviews 2006.pdf

In this 2006 report, children and young people using care services say they are not asked enough about the key decisions that affect their lives. The children say they should have more information to help them choose a suitable placement, the chance to check out their placement first and the support to change their placement if it does not work.

see document Promoting the wellbeing of children in care: messages from research ABSTRACT, NSPCC, 2014

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NSPCC 14 Promoting the wellbeing of children in care ABSTRACT 2014.docx

This abstract provides details of a book which brings together leading academics, practitioners and policy analysts to set out the implications of research and examine the challenges faced by children in care. document RECURRENT CARE PROCEEDINGS | Vulnerable birth mothers and recurrent care proceedings: final main report ABSTRACT, Lancaster University, October 2017


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LU 17 Vulnerable birth mothers ABSTRACT OCT 17.docx

Presents findings from a study of vulnerable birth mothers in England who have had children repeatedly removed from their care, using Cafcass records for 65,000 mothers, interviews with 72 birth mothers and a representative sample of 354 court records for mothers involved in recurrent care proceedings. Finds that birth mothers in recurrent care proceedings have experienced significant and multiple adverse experiences in their own childhoods, of whom approximately 40 per cent had spent a period being formally looked after, with the largest proportion entering care aged 10 years or older.

follow url document RECURRENT CARE PROCEEDINGS | Women in recurrent care proceedings in England (2007-2016): continuity and change in care demand over time ABSTRACT, Family Law, April 2017


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FL 17 Women in recurrent ABSTRACT.docx

Considers whether an increase in the number of "repeat mothers" lies behind the increase in volume of care proceedings cases. Reports on findings from a study of Cafcass statistics for cases starting in 2015 and 2016 for women who first appeared in court in 2008-20011 to estimate that 25.4 per cent of women are at risk of reappearing within seven years of an index episode, and that the largest proportion will be women whose recurrence is prompted by the birth of a new baby.

www bdswiss it pdf RELATIONSHIPS | Making it Human, Who Cares Trust, 2012


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WCT 12 Making it human.pdf

Making It Human tells the stories of four people raised in the care system and the four dedicated professionals who made a huge difference to them, in their own words. pdf RELATIONSHIPS | Making not Breaking: Building relationships for our most vulnerable children, The Care Inquiry, April 2013


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CAREINQ 13 Making not breaking abstract APR 13.pdf

This abstract details the findings and recommendations of the Care Inquiry launched in the House of Commons on 30 April 2013.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\(tadalafil\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\) pdf RELATIONSHIPS | Supporting positive relationships for children and young people who have experience of care, Dr Karen Winter, February 2015


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KW 15 Supporting positive relationships FEB 15.pdf

This review explores the growing emphasis being placed on the relationships of children and young people in care. It examines: the nature and type of these relationships; what indicators are used to define quality; why relationships are beneficial; what barriers there are to their formation; what initiatives have been designed to support relationships; and what evidence there is about their impact.

follow site pdf RESTRAINT | Children's views on restraint, Ofsted, 2012


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OFS 12 Children's views on restraint 2012.pdf

This report, produced by the Children's Rights Director for England, details the views of 94 children and young people in care provided during a follow-up consultation exercise.  The previous consultation was undertaken in 2004.

go here pdf REUNIFICATION | Improving practice for children who return from care, Department for Education, December 2015

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DfE 15 Improving_practice_for_children_who_return_from_care DEC 15.pdf

This research conducted by the National Children’s Bureau and Loughborough University’s Centre for Child and Family Research looks at the work local authorities do to support children who return home from care. It examines how local authorities decide that a child is ready to come home from care, plan the child’s transition from care, support children who return from care and their families, monitor the children who have returned home from care, and train and supervise staff in charge of supporting children who return home from care. 

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NSPCC 14 Supporting children & families returning home from care SEP 14.pdf

This research carried out by Loughborough University for the NSPCC, compares the costs of providing support services to children and families returning home, with the costs of failed reunifications, where the children ended up back in care. It argues that providing appropriate social care support and services to children and families when children return from care could reduce the likelihood of the family reunification breaking down, and the child re-entering care. This would result in significant long-term cost savings.

click here document REUNIFICATION | Understanding social support in reunification: the views of foster children, birth families and social workers ABSTRACT, British Journal of Social Work, April 2017


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BJSW 17 Understanding social support ABSTRACT.docx

Looks at the social support that families need at the time of a foster child's return to birth parents. Uses data from information gathered in Spain from a focus group and in interviews of sixty-three professionals, forty-two parents and thirty children. Findings highlight the relevance of the support provided by the child protection system and the social services, and reveal the insufficiency of informal support networks.

document Scotland,s care system: Achieving Life Goals and Ambitions ABSTRACT, Action for Children, 2017


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A4C 17 Scotlands care system ABSTRACT 2017.docx

Explores what care experienced children and young people think about Scotland's care system. Almost 500 children and young people supported by Action for Children in Scotland said that the care system should provide: the right to live in a safe, secure and happy environment underpinned by positive relationships; and the right to be able to live independently, but with the comfort of knowing that support is available during transitional moments in their lives.

document STABILITY | Stability Index: Overview and Initial Findings ABSTRACT, Children's Commissioner for England, April 2017


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OCC 17 Stability Index ABSTRACT APR 17.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which shines a light on the difficulties faced by thousands of children each year bouncing around the social care system.

pdf STABILITY | The importance of stability in the lives of looked after children: A study of under fives in Northern Ireland, Marina Monteith et al, 2003


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CCIP 03 ABSTRACT The importance of stability in the lives of looked after children JAN 03.pdf

Published in Child Care in Practice Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2003

pdf STABILITY | Towards a Stable Life and a Brighter Future, Welsh Assembly Government, June 2007


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WA 07 Towards a stable life and a brighter future JUN 07.pdf

Guidance and regulations on measures to strengthen arrangements for the placement, health, education and well-being of looked after children and young people; and Responsible Commissioner for secondary health care for vulnerable children placed away from home.

document State of the nation Report 1: Children in care and Care Leavers survey 2015 ABSTRACT, Children's Commissioner for England, July 2015

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OCC 15 State of the nation ABSTRACT JUL 15.docx

This abstract provides details of the Children’s Commissioner for England's first State of the Nation report into aspects of children’s lives. It focuses on the experiences of children in care and care leavers.

default Sufficiency Statutory guidance on securing sufficient accommodation for looked after children, DCSF, 2010


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DCSF 10 Statutory guidance on securing sufficient accommodation for LAC 2010.pdf

This statutory document provides guidance on the implementation of section 22G of the Children Act 1989. This section requires local authorities in England to take steps that secure, so far as reasonably practicable, sufficient accommodation within the authority’s area which meets the needs of children that the local authority are looking after, and whose circumstances are such that it would be consistent with their welfare for them to be provided with accommodation that is in the local authority’s area (‘the sufficiency duty’).

pdf The Children's Views Digest, Children's Rights Director for England, March 2014

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Roger Morgan's last report of children’s views as Children’s Rights Director, summarising the views and experiences children given in the statutory consultations between 2004 and 2014. It is intended as a ‘digest’ in one place of the children’s views on many rights, welfare and safeguarding subjects.

default The Regional Variations Study: Exploring regional variations in the long-term placement of children in care, Project summary


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RES-MCS Regional Variations study Research summary.pdf

Research team: Dr Dominic McSherry & Dr Montserrat Fargas Malet
The study started in January 2012.
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