Base decisions on need, not legal status, the Care Inquiry urges

Eight leading charities are urging the Government to rethink care and the way in which the most vulnerable children and families who encounter the care system are treated in England. The call to base decisions on need and not legal status comes following an eight-month inquiry into the best way to provide permanent homes for […]

The Care Inquiry draws to close with final session

The third and final session of the Care Inquiry will take place in London on Tuesday 8 January. This session follows two previous evidence sessions in November and December, a Parliamentary briefing and a consultation with young people with experience of care in December.

The Care Inquiry addresses parliamentarians

The focus should be on finding security and stability for children who can’t live with their birth parents (temporarily or permanently), rather than on legal status, a group of MPs and peers will be told today (Wednesday 12 December).

How the Care Inquiry is involving young people and those with experience of care

The Care Inquiry has been set up to focus on developing recommendations for proving stable and permanent homes for children currently in the care system, and to ensure the system works for children who will need it in the future.