LGA responds to research on children in care being moved

“Reform and investment go hand in hand – one will not be effective without the other. This is why we’re calling for a White Paper within the next six months to demonstrate the Government’s commitment to reform, and truly transformational investment by the Treasury in the services that give all children the best start in life.”


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Responding to new research by Coram Voice and The Rees Centre at University of Oxford, which found that more than a thousand children in care are being moved on from their placement every week, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:
 
“These concerning findings underline the urgency for reforming children’s social care and for government to work with councils and move quickly to address the issues raised in the recent independent review, in particular workforce shortages and a lack of suitable homes for children in care.
 
“Reform and investment go hand in hand – one will not be effective without the other. This is why we’re calling for a White Paper within the next six months to demonstrate the Government’s commitment to reform, and truly transformational investment by the Treasury in the services that give all children the best start in life.”