Development sources

Evidence sources

The documents below contain recommendations that were used by the Topic Expert Group to develop the quality standard.

Legal framework

It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside the legal framework for looked-after children and care leavers underpinned by the Children Act 1989 and the Care Standards Act 2000.

The following publications contain the regulations and statutory guidance for local authorities, fostering services and children's homes:

Other statutory guidance

National minimum standards for looked-after children and young people

Data sources for the quality measures

References included in the data sources sections:



[1] At the time of publication (April 2013) this Bill was in Commons Committee stage. Subject to parliamentary process, the bill is expected to receive royal assent (and so become law) in 2014.