Children in care ‘pinballed’ around system (Children & Young People Now)

Nearly three-quarters of children in care experienced a change in school, home or social worker over a 12-month period, data collated by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England has shown.

The newly created Stability Index found that 50,011 looked-after children  – 71 per cent of the total children in care population – experienced a change in school, home or social worker between 2015 and 2016.

The report found that 25 per cent of children in care had experienced two or more changes in their social worker and 10 per cent had changed care placement more than twice.

Find out more: Children in care ‘pinballed’ around system, warns children’s commissioner (Children & Young People Now)

Published in News & media round-up on April 19, 2017