Eight leading charities joined forces to launch an inquiry into how best to provide stable and permanent homes for children in England who cannot live with their birth families.

The Care Inquiry was a collaboration of specialist charities representing all care options for these children:

  • Adoption UK
  • British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF)
  • Family Rights Group
  • The Fostering Network
  • Research in Practice
  • TACT
  • The Together Trust
  • The Who Cares? Trust

The aim of the Inquiry, which is supported by the Nuffield Foundation, is to collect and explore the evidence on what actually works for children, in order to make recommendations to central and local government about how to succeed in helping them achieve long-term stability and security.

The Care Inquiry: information about participants

The Care Inquiry: the views and recommendations of children and young people involved in the Care Inquiry

The Care Inquiry: understanding permanence for looked after children - a review of the research

You can also watch a video of the views of some of the children and young people involved in the Care Inquiry session on 1 December 2013

Full Report.pdf