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The health and wellbeing of 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


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: Children in care who said that they were in the right placement for them
Data collection end: December 2010
83%
Data collection end: December 2011
80%
Data collection end: December 2013
83%
Area covered: England
Source: Children's Rights Director for England, Ofsted Children's care monitor

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: 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: Placement stability
What was measured: Children in care who had changed schools at least once because of a change of living placement
Data collection end: December 2010
67%
Data collection end: December 2011
56%
Data collection end: December 2013
52%
Area covered: England
Source: Children's Rights Director for England, Ofsted Children's care monitor


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: Educational attainment among looked-after children and young people
What was measured: Children and young people in education who said that they were doing well or very well in their education
Data collection end: December 2013
81%
Area covered: England
Source: Children's Rights Director for England, Ofsted Children's care monitor


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: Feedback from care leavers that they felt supported to move to live independently at their own pace
What was measured: Feedback from care leavers that they felt supported to move to live independently at their own pace
Data collection end: December 2010
60%
Data collection end: December 2011
64%
Data collection end: December 2013
74%
Area covered: England
Source: Children's Rights Director for England, Ofsted Children's care monitor

Quality standard measure: Care leaver satisfaction with their accommodation
What was measured: Care leavers who said that they were living in the right accommodation for them
Data collection end: December 2010
64%
Data collection end: December 2011
66%
Data collection end: December 2013
69%
Area covered: England
Source: Children's Rights Director for England, Ofsted Children's care monitor

Quality standard measure: Care leaver satisfaction with their accommodation
What was measured: Care leavers who rated their accommodation as either good or very good
Data collection end: December 2010
70%
Data collection end: December 2011
71%
Data collection end: December 2013
77%
Area covered: England
Source: Children's Rights Director for England, Ofsted Children's care monitor

Quality standard measure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure pathway planning is responsive to the needs of young people preparing to leave care and equips them with the skills they need to live independently
What was measured: Care leavers who said that they had a pathway plan
Data collection end: December 2010
58%
Data collection end: December 2011
60%
Data collection end: December 2013
62%
Area covered: England
Source: Children's Rights Director for England, Ofsted Children's care monitor

Quality standard measure: Accommodation status of young people leaving care
What was measured: Care leavers age 19, 20 and 21 in accommodation classed as suitable
Data collection end: March 2014
78%
Area covered: England
Source: Department for Education. Children looked after in England, including adoption.



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