Social Services: Children

(asked on 30th November 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the CMA's report entitled Children’s social care market study final report, published on 10 March 2022, whether the children’s social care dashboard will identify (a) placement capacity constraints in specific geographical areas and (b) the frequency with which placements do not meet children's needs due to such constraints.

Answered by
David Johnston Portrait
David Johnston
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
This question was answered on 8th December 2023

The department is continuing to develop the indicators chosen to measure the outcomes and enablers identified in the National Framework.

The Children’s Social Care National Framework and Dashboard consultation response included a long list of indicators that are continuing to be tested, to measure feasibility and reliability for use, including placement measures.

The response is available at:

The department anticipates publishing an update on the target scope for the first version of the dashboard in the near future.

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