We worked with the Department for Education and local authorities to establish a robust understanding of the fees being paid for residential care placements and to explore which factors contribute to these fees.
The research examined weekly fees paid by local authorities for looked after children accommodated in open registered children’s homes. The study excluded secure and unregulated provision. The research examined whether correlations exist between fees paid and characteristics of: (a) the child; (b) the children’s home provider; and (c) the commissioner.
A summary of our findings can be downloaded below. For more information visit the Department for Education's website.