document BULLYING | Building houses of empathy: Recommendations for bullying prevention in children's residential care settings ABSTRACT, Houses of Empathy partners, June 2017

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HoE 17 Recommendations pub authorities ABSTRACT JUN 17.docx

These recommendations are aimed at public authorities and have been produced by Houses of Empathy partner organisations which includes VOYPIC.

document BULLYING | Houses of Empathy handbook ABSTRACT, Houses of Empathy partners, 2017

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HoE 17 Handbook ABSTRACT JUN 17.docx

This handbook tells you everything you need to know to implement the Houses of Empathy Anti-Bullying Programme, an approach to preventing and intervening in bullying in children’s residential care settings through empathy.

default Changing Children's Homes, Children's Rights Director, December 2013

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CRD 13 Changing children's homes DEC 13.pdf

Children's views on government proposals in relation to changes to children's homes, to care planning, and to supporting children who run away from care.  This report also includes what makes a children’s home a good one and about when a children’s home should be closed, and if and when a poor children’s home should be kept open for a while to meet the needs of the children.

pdf CHILD PROTECTION | Child protection policy for children's homes consultation response, NSPCC, September 2009

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NSPCC-09 Child protection policy for children's homes consultation response, September 2009.pdf

pdf Children's home's debate pack, CDP 2016/0082, House of Commons Library, 18 April 2016

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HOC 16 Children's homes debate pack 18 Apr 16.pdf

This Westminster Hall debate on 19 April 2016 was led by Anne Coffey (Stockport). She expressed concern about children and young people being placed out of their local authority area, noting that “the present situation in the continuing unequal distribution of children’s homes demonstrates a continuing catastrophic failure of the care market for some children. It seems to be working for the providers but not for the children themselves”.

This Debate Pack contains a Library briefing and Parliamentary and press coverage of the issues.

pdf Children's homes data pack, Department for Education, December 2014

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DfE 14 Children's homes data pack DEC 14.pdf

The pack includes information about the children and young people who depend on children’s homes for their care; the quality, supply and provision of the homes themselves; how different local authorities use children’s homes. It has been updated with new analysis, including new sections on the relationship between children and their residential care placement, and outcomes for children in, or who have been in, residential care.

default Children's homes: understanding the market and the use of out of authority placements ABSTRACT, Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre, January 2014

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CWRC 14 Children's homes understanding the market ABSTRACT JAN 14.pdf

This abstract details a rapid response study to promote improved understanding of the children's residential care market.

pdf FAMILY SUPPORT | A retrospective critical analysis of family support in practice within a residential care setting, Jeanne Thorne, 2007

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CCIP 07 ABSTRACT A retrospective critical analysis of family support JAN 07.pdf

'A retrospective critical analysis of family support in practice within a residential care setting' abstract
Dr Marie L. Caltabiano and Rosamund Thorpe
Published in Child Care in Practice, Volume 13, Issue 2, April 2007

pdf Financial stability, cost charge and value for money in the children's residential care market, Department for Education, June 2015

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DfE 15 Children's residential care market JUN 15.pdf

This research on how to improve the market for children's residential care looks at how the children’s residential care market operates, the financial stability of the market’s main operators, and the possibility of developing a national benchmarking model to evaluate costs.

pdf Home Truths: The state of independent residential child care 2014 ABSTRACT, Independent Children's Homes Association, July 2014

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ICHA 14 Home Truths ABSTRACT 2014.pdf

This report presents the results of a survey of ICHA members and warns that a culture of 'anti-residential feeling' must be challenged if children’s homes are to survive.

document ICHA "State of the Market" survey 2 ABSTRACT, Independent Children's Homes Association, March 2016

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ICHA 16 State of the Market ABSTRACT MAR 16.docx

This abstract provides details of the second survey of children’s homes providers. The initial survey was in June 2015. The primary aim of the survey is to obtain a “point-in-time” picture of the state of the sector based on the reported experiences of providers.

document ICHA "State of the Market" survey 3 ABSTRACT, Independent Children's Homes Association, November 2016

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ICHA 16 State of the Market ABSTRACT NOV 16.docx

This abstract provides details of the third survey of children's homes providers. The initial survey was in June 2015 followed by a second survey in February 2016. This latest version was carried out in October and November 2016.

pdf In House: The newsletter for the residential sector Special Edition, Department for Education, January 2014

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DfE 14 In House Special Edition JAN 14.pdf

This issue covers the changes to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001 and Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010 that come in to force in January and April 2014.

pdf In House: The newsletter for the residential sector, Issue 1, July 2011, Department for Education

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DfE 11 In House Issue 1 July 2011.pdf

This newsletter is produced by the Department for Education for the residential sector and combines policy updates, news headlines, young people's views, opinions, editorials and good practice.

pdf In House: The newsletter for the residential sector, Issue 2, November 2011, Department for Education

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DfE 11 In House Issue 2 November 2011.pdf

This newsletter is produced by the Department for Education for the residential sector and combines policy updates, news headlines, young people's views, opinions, editorials and good practice.

pdf In House: The newsletter for the residential sector, Issue 3, March 2012, Department for Education

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DfE 12 In House Issue 3 March 2012.pdf

This newsletter is produced by the Department for Education for the residential sector and combines policy updates, news headlines, young people's views, opinions, editorials and good practice.

default INQUIRY | Residential Children's Homes in England oral evidence, Education Committee, House of Commons, 27 November 2013

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HOC 13 Residential Children's Homes in England Oral evidence 27 Nov 13.pdf

The Education Committee's inquiry into the Government's proposals with regard to residential children's homes. Evidence given by Sussex Police, Wiltshire Police, Association of Chief Police Officers lead on missing people, Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board, Children’s Society, Advanced Childcare, Association of Directors of Children's Services, Stockport Council and North London Strategic Alliance.

pdf INSPECTION | Children's and young person's guide to the inspection of children's homes, OFSTED, May 2011

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OFS 11 Children's guide to the inspection of children's homes MAY 11.pdf

pdf INSPECTION | Children's Home Data Pack, Department for Education, June 2014

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DfE 14 Childrens Home Data Pack JUN 14.pdf

The pack (an update of 2013 pack) provides information on the children in the homes, the homes and their quality, their location and ownership, their cost, and the children’s homes market. For the first time, the inspection judgements awarded to the homes of the largest private providers are included.

pdf INSPECTION | Children's home inspection framework, OFSTED, March 2014

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OFS 14 Children's home inspection framework MAR 14.pdf

This is a report on the outcomes of the consultation about the arrangements for the inspection of children's homes.