Returning home from care: what's best for children

The NSPCC is calling on central and local government to address the risks for children returning home from care. They must improve performance, eliminate variations in practice across local authorities, and increase the support provided to children and their parents. Taken together, these measures could ensure that returns home are successful and that all children are protected from harm.

This document also sets out the work that the NSPCC is carrying out in partnership with local authorities to improve the decision-making process and support for children who return home from care. This is part of its programme of work to improve outcomes for children in care as part of its vision to end child cruelty in the UK.