Children's social care questionnaires 2015: what adults told us

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Slide presentation summarising key findings from an online questionnaire on what parents, staff, social workers and other professionals thought was good and what could be better about children’s homes, foster care and adoption services. A total of 27,715 individuals responded to the Ofsted questionnaire which ran from 4 February to 9 May 2015. The six common themes that were identified for improvement were: communication and influence; environment and facilities in a children’s home; recruitment and retention of staff and recruitment of foster carers and adopters; training for professionals, foster carers and adopters; activities for children and young people; provision of support for children and young people, foster carers and adopters. The responses will be used to help Ofsted to decide what inspections should focus on and also help providers and local authorities to identify areas for improvement. (Edited publisher abstract)

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adults, residential child care, adoption, foster care, parents, social workers, staff, social care professionals, foster carers, adoptive parents, user views, surveys;
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