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Children's Homes

Inquiry

The inquiry will focus on children’s homes.

It will examine a number of areas including educational outcomes and destinations, the quality of support provided by children’s homes, unregulated provision, rates of criminalisation, the sufficiency of children’s home places, and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

Read the key findings and recommendations from our report published on Friday 8 July 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Second Report - Educational poverty: how children in residential care have been let down and what to do about it
Inquiry Children's Homes
Committees Education Committee
HC 57
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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1 February 2022
Inquiry Children's Homes
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
1 March 2022
Inquiry Children's Homes
Witnesses Will Quince (Minister for Children and Families at Department for Education), and Fran Oram (Director of Children’s Social Care at Department for Education)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
11 January 2022
Inquiry Children's Homes
Witnesses Office of the Children's Commissioner for England, Ofsted, and Office of the Children's Commissioner for England
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
CHH0041 - Children's Homes
Witnesses Department for Education
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
CHH0001 - Children's Homes
Witnesses YMCA England & Wales
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
CHH0002 - Children's Homes
Witnesses Mr Ed Nixon (Chair at Every Child Leaving Care Matters)
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / For all media inquiries please contact Emily Pritchard pritcharde@parliament.uk / 020 7219 3172 and Billy Roberts robertsbc@parliament.uk / 0207 219 6113
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA