Residential child care in England

Stanley, Jonathan (2016) Residential child care in England. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 15 (2). ISSN 1478-1840

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This article provides a summary of the current context for residential child care in England. It records continually increasing outcomes as evidenced in a new set of Quality Standards by a new inspection framework. Examples are given of the type of expectations now made for homes to evidence safety and specialism whilst retaining the 'golden thread' of 'Think Positive'. Declining income has the potential to affect provision as already seen through the effects of regulation. Solutions are proposed to overcoming what is perceived as the isolation and marginalisation of the sector.

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