Source: Ofsted Originally published July 8th, 2022
Children in the care system are often placed in homes far away from their families because of a lack of suitable places near to where they live, Ofsted research suggests. This is because homes are not evenly distributed across the regions of England, meaning supply does not match demand. For example, just 5% of England’s children’s homes (7% of places) are located in London, but London local authorities placed 11% of all children living in homes. In contrast, local authorities in the North West placed 19% of children living in children’s homes, but 25% of all homes (23% of places) are located in the region.
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