Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2016

The national report provides a useful overview of the changes to attainment and attendance data, and highlights some of the differences between the attainment of all children, children looked after and children in need. As expected, nationally children looked after attain much less well than all children, but it may surprise some that they generally attain slightly better than children in need. This may indicate an additional level of stability in the lives of children looked after, at least those looked after long-term, or be linked to effective interventions and use of the Pupil Premium. It is also interesting that the gap between the attainment of all children and children looked after is less for children with a statement of SEN / Education, Health and Care Plan.

There is an additional short report on the attainment of children who ceased to be looked after because an adoption order, special guardianship order or child arrangements order (formerly a residence order).

Published 23 March 2017, updated 11 May 2017.

DfE statistics – Outcomes for Children Looked after

Children’s social work workforce 2016

Children’s social work workforce 2016 (DfE, February 2017)
Statistical release by Department for Education

This publication reports on the data supplied by LAs in the Children’s Social Work Workforce return for 2015/16. In the past this return has been problematic for LAs to complete accurately and difficult to make sense of the published data, because the guidance has been interpreted differently in different LAs (something we talked about Continue reading “Children’s social work workforce 2016”