Ofsted: More must be done for looked after children living far from home

08 Apr 2014

Local authorities must do more to make sure the needs of looked after children living far away from their family, friends and communities can be met, a report from Ofsted says today.

As corporate parents for the children they look after, it is worrying that there is often limited management oversight and monitoring of the quality of care that is provided, the report says.

Ofsted is calling on the government to review the impact of strengthened regulations on children’s homes providers and local authorities, to ensure that the risks to, and needs of children and young people are properly met and regularly reviewed by those with responsibility for them.

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