Improving outcomes for children returning home from care
For a child, returning home from care can be as traumatic as separation. Research studies show high rates of abuse and neglect when a child returns home, with many children ending up back in care.
Whilst these research studies paint a worrying picture, they also point to tangible practice solutions. We know that good practice and effective services can support children to return home safely.
We're working with academics, local authorities, practice experts and young people to improve support for children returning home.
Our Reunification Practice Framework brings all of these research messages into one place, and provides practical guidance and tools for practitioners working with children and families. And with our support packages we can work with local authorities to implement local solutions.