Education Committee - Sixth Report
Residential Children's Homes

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 5 March 2014.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction


Establishment and progress of our Inquiry

DfE co-operation with Committee

Government's reform programme

2 Government's reforms in context

Residential care as part of the wider care system

Placement stability

National strategy and positive use of residential children's homes

The limits of regulatory change

Culture and leadership

Compliance with existing regulations and guidance

3 Provision, placements and the voice of the child

Children's homes

Collaboration between homes and other agencies

The planning system

Closure and receivership

Over-criminalisation of young people in care

Out-of-authority placements and commissioning

Distant out-of-authority placements and the "sufficiency duty"

Commissioning consortia

Listening to children


Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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