Research and analysis

Children who return home from care: improving practice

Research on how local authorities support children who return home from care and their families.

Documents

Improving practice in respect of children who return home from care

Children who return home from care: appendix 2 - rapid literature review

Children who return home from care: appendices 3 and 4

Children who return home from care: evaluation report on the learning set programme

Children who return home from care: notes and materials

Detail

This research looks into the work local authorities do to support children who return home from care.

It examines how local authorities:

  • decide that a child is ready to come home from care
  • plan the child’s transition from care
  • support children who return from care and their families
  • monitor the children who have returned home from care
  • train and supervise staff in charge of supporting children who return home from care

The National Children’s Bureau and the Centre for Child and Family Research at Loughborough University carried out this research.