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Supporting children and families returning home from care: Counting the costs
16 September 2014

The NSPCC commissioned the Centre for Child and Family Research to undertake research into the costs associated with returning children home from care.

This report compares the costs of providing support services to children and families returning home, with the costs of failed reunifications, where the children ended up back in care.

It argues that providing appropriate social care support and services to children and families when children return from care could reduce the likelihood of the family reunification breaking down, and the child re-entering care. This would result in significant long-term cost savings.

Key findings

More information, including the report can be found here: Counting the Costs.



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