England & Wales, Scotland Education and children's services , Health and social care

Transforming children’s social care in the UK: An overview and comparison of approaches

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Summary

This briefing discusses ongoing social care reforms in the UK, focusing on children’s social care. It considers the impact of being “looked after” and the reasons why children enter care. The briefing also notes the differences in policy, legislation, and definitions of looked after children in the UK and highlights the need for appropriate foster placements and children’s home places.

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