Briefing: Residential Care: Good intentions, good enough? DfE commissioned report

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
January 11, 2018
Andrew Crompton
Issues Covered
  • Planning for children with the most complex educational needs
  • Residential Special Schools
  • Safeguarding in children's residential care
Children's services and education, Health, public health, adult social care, Local government finance
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The DfE commissioned report Good intentions, good enough? makes wide ranging proposals to improve the education and care of children in residential schools and colleges, planning for such provision, and the assessment processes which local authorities with health service partners undertake with parents before a placement is made. Provision is expensive. This is the LGiU’s take on the report.

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