Children’s homes - debate pack 2016




This Debate Pack contains a Library briefing and Parliamentary and press coverage of the issues.


In addition to Parliamentary and press coverage and further reading, this pack contains the Library briefing on children placed in residential care not close to their family, Commons Briefing paper CBP-7560, including:

the current law on distant placements, including those outwith of the local authority that has responsibility for the child;

recent reports on the issue, including those by the Education Select Committee, the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults, and for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, and Ofsted;

details of the ongoing review of children’s residential care, led by Sir Martin Narey (May 2016).

This is a devolved matter, so this paper considers the position in England only.



Reference:  Adcock, A, Jarrett, T. Harker, R. (2016). Children’s homes: Commons debate pack. CDP 2016/0082. London: HoC Library




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