Looked After Children stress-test 2018
30 October 2018
This is the second edition of the Looked After Children Stress-Test. It uses uses publicly available data to examine recent trends in the numbers, rates and spend on Looked After Children in England. As well as providing a national picture, the stress-test highlights that there is substantial diversity in the scale and nature of pressures that are experienced by individual local authorities. Our analysis highlights those local authorities that we think, from the data, may be experiencing the most pressures in catering for Looked After Children. For the first time we have also identified local authorities that may be sites of effective practice, i.e. those areas who appear to be consistently avoiding significant pressures in relation to services for Looked After Children.