looked after children
Policy report that considers how, despite significant improvements in legislation and statutory guidance, culture and practice across the care system does not consistently support high levels of achievement in education for young people in and from care.
Open Doors, Open Minds was a project run by The Who Cares? Trust in 2011/12 which explored the barriers that prevent young people in and from care pursuing and completing courses of study in further and higher education.
Document which is the first issue of an annual summary of statistics bulletin that brings together information from the following sources:
- Children looked after statistics, 2010-11
- Child protection statistics, 2010-11
- Secure care and close support accommodation statistics, 2010-11.
Study that evaluated the effectiveness of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Adolescents (MTFCA), an innovative, evidence-based form of fostering for looked after children (age 11-16 years) with complex needs.
MTFC-A was implemented by 18 English local authorities, using pump-priming money from the former Department for Children, Schools and Families and supported by an implementation team at the Institute of Psychiatry.
As part of the NSPCC's strategy to improve outcomes for those children who are most at risk, it will be delivering innovative services that seek to capture learning about what works to keep looked after children safe from harm.
This web resource provides information on the looked after children, why looked after children are at risk, safeguarding concerns, as well as further resources, news and statistics.
Report that examines the particular perceptions and experiences of mental health stigma amongst looked after young people. Around 60% of looked after young people have some level of mental health problem (National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence) and in addition are often amongst the most marginalised in our society.
This report comes at a time when the UK government has outlined its main policy intentions and its strategy to reduce poverty. Although the statistics presented in this report still almost entirely reﬂect the policies of the previous government, the Labour record is the Coalition inheritance.
This commentary discusses the implications of that record for the current government in the light of its commitments on child poverty and social mobility set out in strategy documents published in 2011.
The focus of the thematic review was on those aspects of casework which are unique to youth offenders or are particularly problematic.
• the quality of youth offender charging decisions including pre-court disposals
• the application of the ‘grave crime’ provisions and other related provisions under S51 Crime and Disorder Act 1998 as amended
• the quality of remand applications in respect of youth offenders
• the role of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in preventing offending.
Serious case review based on a 15 year old girl who died in 2009 as a result of cardiac arrest. The post-mortem investigations found that she had inhaled butane gas prior to her death.
Child D was the younger child of two siblings and was looked after by the local authority during the months before her death.
Briefing produced to support an inquiry by the Education and Culture Committee into the educational attainment of looked after children.
Despite ten years of policy effort to improve the educational attainment of looked after children, national statistics show that attainment and school attendance is still much lower and exclusions much higher than the average for all pupils.
Public health guidance: promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people. This is NICE and SCIE’s formal guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people. SCIE guide 40. This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). SCIE guides are one-stop shops for social care practitioners, presenting key findings, current legislation and examples of what is working well to guide and inform practice. Guide published in January 2009.