Independent report

Children's residential care in England

Sir Martin Narey’s independent review of children’s residential care in England, and the government's response.

Applies to England



The Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education asked Sir Martin Narey to review children’s residential care in England.

Sir Martin’s report:

  • looks at the role of residential care within the wider care system
  • recommends how to improve the outcomes of children in residential care

The data annex ‘Looked-after children in residential care: analysis’ is also available.

The government response is also available.

Published 4 July 2016
Last updated 20 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added government response.

  2. First published.