Rising Number of Looked-After Children in England Sparks Concerns Over Impact on Vulnerable Youth; Daniel Wilson Advocates for Individualised Care and Consideration of Placement Locations
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According to GOV.UK, "the number of children looked after (CLA) by local authorities in England rose to 83,840 - up 2% - continuing the rise seen in recent years. This is a rate of 71 children looked after per 10,000 children - up from 70 last year." This news has raised concerns about how this might impact the well-being of vulnerable children who have already been through traumatic experiences.
Daniel Wilson, our Head of Children’s Residential, shared his thoughts on why it’s always important to consider the needs of each individual child and why placing children further away from their local areas can have a positive impact.
Have a read of his article for Children & Young People Now, below: