Report on experience of children and young people in care in England

Date: 14th August 2019
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Social security and childcare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

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The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report measuring the stability of the lives of children and young people in care in England over 2017-18.

The report looks at the number of times children in care move placement, school or social worker.

Findings include:

  • 4% of children in care on 31 March 2018 experienced two or more placement changes in 2017-18
  • 11% of children in case experienced a mid-year school move in 2017-18
  • 27% of children experienced multiple social worker changes in 2017-18
  • An increase in the number of older children going in to care

Find out more and access the report here.

The Commissioner’s office has published a separate report on children and young people’s views and experiences. Access that report here.