As pressure mounts on the government to offer information on child contact during the Coronavirus outbreak in public family law cases, we’re sharing a range of resources which we hope are useful.
As of July 2019, and out of the 12 million children living in England, just over 400,000 are in the social care system at any one time. That’s almost half a million children.
And more than 75,000 of those children are in care.
The latest data on children in care from Ofsted includes:
- inspection outcomes for local authority (LA) children’s services inspections from 1 November 2013, covering all inspections published by 30 April 2019
- the number of providers of children’s social care, and the number of places they are registered for, as at 31 March 2019
- the most recent inspections and outcomes for all regulated and inspected children’s social care provisions, as at 31 March 2019, and published by 30 April 2019
- outcomes for all regulated and inspected children’s social care provision inspections conducted between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, and published by 30 April 2019
These stats bring together a range of data:
- Local authority and children’s homes in England inspections and outcomes – autumn 2019
- Fostering in England 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
- Children’s Social Care data in England 2019
- Serious incident notifications from local authority children’s services 2017 to 2018
And to highlight how little has been done by the sector in relation to making changes – a 2016 report produced by the Department of Education, outlining (the glaringly obvious) steps needed to reform the system.