07 May 2021
As of 31 March 2020, there are 80,080 looked-after children and young people in England.
The most common reason for becoming looked after was abuse or neglect (65%).
The majority of looked-after children are cared for in foster placements (72%), with 14% in connected care, and 13% in residential care, secure units, or semi-independent living accommodation.
In addition to these, 7% of looked-after children still live with birth parents.
This guideline covers how organisations, professionals and carers can work together to deliver high quality care, stable placements and nurturing relationships for looked-after children and young people. It aims to help these children and young people reach their full potential and enjoy the same opportunities in life as their peers.
If you are interested in contributing to this, please submit your comments using the response form below to [email protected]
The deadline for commenting is the end of play on Friday 04 June.