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Looked-after children and young people [QS31]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Looked-after children and young people experience warm, nurturing care

Quality standard measure: Feedback from looked-after children and young people that they feel they receive warm, nurturing care
What was measured: Proportion of children who said 'yes' to the question 'Do those who look after you know when you are worried or feel unsafe?'
Data collection end: January 2015
71.4%
Number that met the criteria: 1170 / 1639
Area covered: England
Source: Children’s commissioner for England State of the Nation: Children in care and care leavers survey

Quality standard measure: Feedback from looked-after children and young people that they feel they receive warm, nurturing care
What was measured: Proportion of children and young people who live, or who have short breaks, in children’s homes who reported that staff looked after them well all or most of the time.
Data collection end: April 2016
93%
Data collection end: August 2017
93%
Data collection end: November 2018
96%
Number that met the criteria: 1252 / 1305
Area covered: England
Source: Ofsted. Children's Social Care Questionnaires.

Quality standard measure: Feedback from looked-after children and young people that they feel they receive warm, nurturing care
What was measured: Proportion of children and young people who live, or who have short breaks, in children’s homes who reported that staff spent time with them if they want them to, all or most of the time.
Data collection end: April 2016
87%
Data collection end: August 2017
87%
Area covered: England
Source: Ofsted. Children's Social Care Questionnaires.

Quality standard measure: Feedback from looked-after children and young people that they feel they receive warm, nurturing care
What was measured: Proportion of children and young people who live, or who have short breaks, with foster carers who reported that their foster carer(s) looked after them well all or most of the time.
Data collection end: April 2016
98%
Data collection end: August 2017
98%
Data collection end: November 2018
98%
Number that met the criteria: 1020 / 1038
Area covered: England
Source: Ofsted. Children's Social Care Questionnaires.


Statement: 3

Looked-after children and young people live in stable placements that take account of their needs and preferences

Quality standard measure: Looked-after children and young people's satisfaction with their placement
What was measured: Proportion of children in care who thought that the place where they were living was right for them
Data collection end: January 2015
81%
Number that met the criteria: 1566 / 1934
Area covered: England
Source: Children’s commissioner for England State of the Nation: Children in care and care leavers survey

Quality standard measure: Looked-after children and young people's satisfaction with their placement
What was measured: Proportion of children and young people who live, or who have short breaks, with foster carers who reported that their they feel like they fit in with their foster family all or most of the time.
Data collection end: April 2016
94%
Data collection end: August 2017
95%
Area covered: England
Source: Ofsted. Children's Social Care Questionnaires.

Quality standard measure: Looked-after children and young people's satisfaction with their placement
What was measured: Of children who moved placements during the year, the proportion with placement end being at the child's request.
Data collection end: March 2017
4%
Data collection end: March 2018
4%
Area covered: England
Source: Department for Education. Children looked after in England, including adoption.

Quality standard measure: Placement stability
What was measured: Proportion of children in care who reported that they had not been moved within the previous 2 years
Data collection end: January 2015
49.7%
Area covered: England
Source: Children’s commissioner for England State of the Nation: Children in care and care leavers survey

Quality standard measure: Carer satisfaction with decisions made to place children or young people in their care.
What was measured: Of children who moved placements during the year, the proportion with placement end being at the carer's request.
Data collection end: March 2017
17%
Area covered: England
Source: Department for Education. Children looked after in England, including adoption.

Quality standard measure: Carer satisfaction with decisions made to place children or young people in their care.
What was measured: Of children who moved placements during the year, the proportion with placement end being at the carer's request.
Data collection end: March 2018
17%
Area covered: England
Source: Department for Education. Children looked after in England, including adoption.


Statement: 7

Looked-after children and young people are supported to fulfil their potential

Quality standard measure: Feedback from looked-after children and young people that they feel supported to access education, training or employment that is right for them
What was measured: Proportion of children who said 'often' to the question 'How often do you feel good about the future'
Data collection end: January 2015
46%
Number that met the criteria: 770 / 1675
Area covered: England
Source: Children’s commissioner for England State of the Nation: Children in care and care leavers survey

Quality standard measure: Feedback from looked-after children and young people that they feel supported to access education, training or employment that is right for them
What was measured: Proportion of children and young people who live, or who have short breaks, in children’s homes who reported that staff helped and supported them to do well in their education, all or most of the time.
Data collection end: April 2016
94%
Data collection end: August 2017
92%
Data collection end: November 2018
92%
Number that met the criteria: 1177 / 1286
Area covered: England
Source: Ofsted. Children's Social Care Questionnaires.

Quality standard measure: Feedback from looked-after children and young people that they feel supported to access education, training or employment that is right for them
What was measured: Proportion of children and young people who live, or who have short breaks, with foster carers who reported that their foster carer(s) helped and supported them to do well in their education, all or most of the time.
Data collection end: April 2016
97%
Data collection end: August 2017
98%
Data collection end: November 2018
95%
Number that met the criteria: 983 / 1038
Area covered: England
Source: Ofsted. Children's Social Care Questionnaires.

Quality standard measure: Education, employment or training status among looked-after children and young people.
What was measured: The proportion of care leavers aged 19, 20 or 21 years old who are in education, training or employment.
Data collection end: March 2015
47%
Data collection end: March 2016
49%
Data collection end: March 2017
50%
Data collection end: March 2018
51%
Area covered: England
Source: Department for Education. Children looked after in England, including adoption.


Statement: 8

Care leavers move to independence at their own pace

Quality standard measure: Feedback from care leavers that they felt supported to move to live independently at their own pace
What was measured: Proportion of care leavers who stated that they left care at the right time
Data collection end: January 2015
54%
Number that met the criteria: 1440 / 2667
Area covered: England
Source: Children’s commissioner for England State of the Nation: Children in care and care leavers survey

Quality standard measure: Accommodation status of young people leaving care
What was measured: The proportion of care leavers aged 19, 20 or 21 years old who are in accommodation considered suitable.
Data collection end: March 2014
78%
Data collection end: March 2015
81%
Data collection end: March 2016
83%
Data collection end: March 2017
84%
Data collection end: March 2018
84%
Area covered: England
Source: Department for Education. Children looked after in England, including adoption.



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