Policy area: Children and young people
Date of publication: 12 February 2013
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London Councils commissioned this study to find out the factors influencing the reduction of numbers of looked after children (LAC) in London. Department for Education (DfE) figures indicate that the number of children looked after by local authorities has been rising steadily across England in recent years, but that by contrast, the number of children who were looked after in London had decreased since 2007. This trend appeared to be continuing.
The aim of the study was to develop a more detailed understanding of the reasons for the decrease of numbers of London’s looked after children. The intention was to build a more nuanced picture of trends across the region, particularly with regard to an apparent disparity between Inner and Outer London, and to help share good practice.
The study incorporated:
The report available here outlines the findings of the study.
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