Fostering in England 2018-19: Ofsted Statistics

Ofsted has released its latest annual dataset on fostering provision in both local authority and independent fostering services in England for the year ending 31 March 2019. Key figures include: There were 88,370 approved fostering places as at 31 March 2019, an increase of 1.4% on the previous year, but filled places increased at a […]

Children’s services ratings for England

Ofsted has published local authority (LA) inspection data and children’s homes inspection data for England. Figures show that at the end of August 2019: 49% of LA children’s services were judged good or outstanding at their most recent inspection and 82% of children’s homes were judged good or outstanding. Further details are available here >   […]

Fostering statistics

Ofsted has published statistics on fostering in England for 2018/19.  Figures show that on 31 March 2019, 54,870 children and young people were placed with foster carers, a 3% increase from last year.   Further details are available here > […]

Children and young people’s experiences in care

Ofsted has published findings from their annual questionnaire looking at children and young people’s experiences of living with foster carers, in children’s homes and in boarding schools in England.   Findings from responses from over 6,000 children include: 94%. said they were well looked after always or most of the time; 88% said that there […]