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DfE publishes review of long-term placement types and outcomes

Review addresses impacts of maltreatment on children

The Department for Education has published a review examining the effects of abuse and neglect on children, and whether different placement types affect their outcomes.

The review, by Dr Julie Wilkinson and Dr Susannah Bowyer, brings together a summary of key research findings in one document intended to be accessible to judicial and local authority decision makers with regard to two key themes:

The primary focus of the review, which runs to 112 pages, is on key UK research from 2000 to 2016. Reference is also made to key international evidence that has particular relevance to the review.

When considering the placement options for children who have suffered abuse and neglect, the report finds:

When comparing outcomes for children in different placements, the report finds:

The report calls for further research in relation to:

To read or download the report, click here.