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This event will feature a discussion of how data-informed initiatives are having a direct impact on improving services and outcomes for children and young people in need of care and protection in Scotland.
"Unregulated homes for children in care under the age of 16 will become illegal in England from September," according to this article from BBC News.
In this article, Sky News follows the court case of a 16-year-old in the UK with no parents, carers or home, who has repeatedly threatened to kill herself.
The Department launched a consultation on the use of independent and semi-independent children's care settings that are not required to register with Ofsted (unregulated provision) as a matter of urgency, ahead of the Government’s anticipated wider care review. This report presents the key findings from an independent analysis of responses to the consultation.
"Councils have called for financial oversight of England’s privately-run children’s care homes after research showed some of the biggest private equity-owned providers were collectively making hundreds of millions a year in profits," according to this article from the Guardian.
In this study, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to analyse eight semi-structured interviews with black and minority ethnic (BAME) care-leavers about their experience of identity development.
"The [UK] government has launched a review of children’s social care in England, calling it a 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' to overhaul a system it says is failing vulnerable young people and creaking under the strain of rising numbers of children entering care," according to this article from the Guardian.
This paper draws on a qualitative methodology that utilized theories of resilience, to glean a range of perspectives from both care leavers and their employers.
This book outlines the nature of contemporary children’s care sector in England, highlighting both the demographics of those currently in care and the nature of available provision. It provides an account of the issues facing children and young people in care in terms of their vulnerability to criminalisation and exploitation.
This policy analysis examines the impact of COVID-19 policy guidance on the role of workers who provide outreach to transition-age care leavers.