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DataCare Country Overview - United Kingdom

In the context of the DataCare project, key data on children in alternative care for each country in EU and the UK have been analysed to map how EU Member States and the UK currently collect data on the situation of children in alternative care.

In the UK, data record a reason for placement change, allowing for planned changes of placements to be identifiable. Repeat re-entries to care are also possible to identify. Consistent data collection in the British system over the last 10 years that enables trends over time in the number, characteristics, and placements of looked after children to be identified. One proxy measurement of care quality is that of placement stability, measured through the recording the number of placement changes a child or young person experiences in each data collection year. The numbers of children who experience 1, 2, or 3 or more placements in a year is recorded.

Read the country overview.

NB. These results are collated together from the individual country overview of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Discover how data on children in alternative care are mapped out in other countries.




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