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					                                       Hull’s
                                     Children in
                                        Care



Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
   Context

   Local Responses

   Profile of children in
    care

   White Paper – Care
    Matters – Time for
    Change

         Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
How do they become Accommodated?

 Court proceedings
 Agreement of parents - Section 20
 Unaccompanied minors
 Remanded to the care of the LA




      Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
National Outcomes
 LAC outcomes improving but not as much as
  improvements being made overall
 Children in care more likely to experience
  multiple disadvantage
 12 times more likely to leave school without
  qualifications
 50 times more likely to be sent to prison
 50 times more likely to have children who
  become LAC

      Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
           National Outcomes (cont)

 22% unemployed at 16 (compared to 6% of
  peers)
 39% pass 5 GCSE’s (compared to 89% of
  peers)
 Over 25% of adult prisoners were in care as
  children
 Increased risk of homelessness.




      Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
Local Responses
 High performing Fostering and Residential care
  services.
 Team of teaching specialists focussed on helping
  children in care do well at school
 YPSS, Care Leavers Support - Supported
  Accommodation, Health, Counselling
 Health Coordinators for LAC
 Dedicated Psychology Support




      Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
Who are they?

   Children and Young people between the ages of
    0 -18

   534 children are currently looked after (5/11/08)

   This represents 97.1 children per 10,000
    children in Hull




        Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
                            Core LAC Figures 1998 - 2008 with Trend

900


800


700


600


500
                                                                                            Trend
400


300


200


100


  0
      1998    1999   2000    2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009      2010




             Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
                                       Core Looked After Jan 2007 - Sept 2008


545

540

535

530

525

520

515

510

505

500
      Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- Jan- Feb- Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct-
       07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 08 08



             Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
Current Looked After Cohort by
             Age
          Age Group              Number
          Under 1                27
          1-4 years              108
          5-9 years              106
          10-12 years            92
          13-15 years            109
          16 and over            92
          Total                  534
  Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
Current Looked After Cohort by
     Child In Need Code
          Reason                   Number

          Absent Parenting         7
          Abuse or Neglect         375
          Disability               11
          Family Dysfunction       54
          Family in Acute Stress   47
          Low Income               1
          Parent Illness or        25
          Disability
          Socially Unacceptable    11
          Behaviour
          Other Reason             3
          Total                    534


  Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
Current Looked After Cohort by
       Placement Type
          Placement Type         Number

          Fostering              316
          Placed for Adoption    36
          Placed with Parents    49
          Relative/ Friend       73
          Placement
          Residential            45
          Secure/YOI             5
          NHS Placement          2

          Independent Living     8

          Total                  534


  Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
           PAF A1 - % of Looked After Children with three or more placements during the year



    18

    16

    14

    12

    10
%




    8

    6

    4

    2

    0
           2004/05            2005/06            2006/07               2007/08    Sep-08 (Rolling Year)

                           Kingston upon Hull     Statistical Neighbour Average   England




         Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
         PAF D78 - % of LAC aged under 16 who have been looked after for 2.5, who have been living
                    in the same placement for at least 2 years or are placed for adoption




    90
    80
    70
    60
    50
%




    40
    30
    20
    10
    0
          2003/04        2004/05          2005/06          2006/07              2007/08       Sep-08

                          Kingston upon Hull    Statistical Neighbour Average       England



          Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
                         Looked After Children in Agency Fostering & Residential
                                            Jan 2008 - Oct 2008


30

25

20

15

10

5

0
     Jan-08     Feb-08    Mar-08   Apr-08    May-08     Jun-08      Jul-08   Aug-08   Sep-08   Oct-08


                                            Fostering        Residential



              Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
                   The percentage of children looked after w ho w ere pupils in year 11 w ho
               w ere eligible for GCSE (or equivalent) examinations w ho sat at least one GCSE or
                                                equivalent exam


90

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

10

0
     2000/01     2001/02        2002/03        2003/04       2004/05             2005/06      2006/07   2007/08

                    Kingston upon Hull           Statistical Neighbour Average             England



           Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
                    PAF C19 - % of LAC with up to date health assessments and dental checks

    100
    90
    80
    70
    60
%




    50
    40
    30
    20
    10
     0
          2001/02    2002/03           2003/04        2004/05           2005/06         2006/07   2007/08


                               Kingston upon Hull   Statistical Neighbour Average   England




           Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
                     PAF A2 - % of Careleavers with at least 1 GCSE at A*-G

    80

    70

    60

    50
%




    40

    30

    20

    10

    0
           2003/04        2004/05            2005/06                2006/07             2007/08


                      Kingston upon Hull   Statistical Neighbour Average      England




         Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
     % of young people leaving care aged 16 or over with 5 or more GCSEs at grade
                       A*-C or GNVQs equivalent to grades A*-C


16

14

12

10

8

6

4

2

0
      2002/03          2003/04                 2004/05                  2005/06           2006/07

                          Kingston upon Hull        Statistical Neighbour Average   England



         Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
                             % of care leavers at age 19 who are living in suitable
                                  accommodation (as judged by the council)


100

90

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

10

 0
      2001/02    2002/03   2003/04          2004/05           2005/06             2006/07        2007/08   Sep-08

                           Kingston upon Hull     Statisitcal Neighbour Average        England



            Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
                 Care Matters
           Key Themes – a reminder
 Corporate parenting
 Family and parenting support
 Care placements: a better experience for
  everyone
 Delivering a first class education
 Promoting health and wellbeing
 Transition to adulthood
 The role of the practitioner




      Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
             Benefits of getting it right

   Improved outcomes for ‘your’ children
   Value for money
   Good care at an early stage leads to
    stable placements and less disruption, with
    fewer complex needs requiring expensive
    specialist resources
   Better performance ratings




      Hull: The family friendly city where no child is left behind
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