The Social Market Foundation (SMF) has published a report analysing the 2017 Ofsted inspections of local authorities in England looking at the provision of services for children in need of help and protection, children in care, and care leavers.
- 36% of local authorities are classed as good;
- 2% are rated as outstanding;
- 63% of local authorities either require improvement or are inadequate
Recommendations include a Charter for looked-after children and a commitment from government to monitor the system and ensure outcomes improve. An interactive dashboard has been developed to show how services in local authorities are performing.
For further information, click here.
To read the looked after children local authority factsheet, please click here.