Consultation outcome

Children’s residential care review: independent call for evidence

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Original consultation


Sir Martin Narey is seeking views on the purpose and role of residential care for young children, and what works best to improve outcomes.

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Consultation description

Sir Martin would like any evidence about:

  • the types of residential care currently provided
  • what improvements could be made
  • whether there are better alternatives for some children

He’s interested in evidence from:

  • people running or working in children’s homes and other residential settings including:
    • secure children’s homes
    • residential schools
    • secure training centres
    • young offender establishments
  • children
  • young people
  • parents
  • carers
  • local authorities
  • representative bodies from across the sector
  • academics with an interest in residential care


Published 28 October 2015
Last updated 4 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to the final outcome: Sir Martin Narey’s independent review of children’s residential care in England.
  2. First published.