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Maltreated Children In The Looked After System

A Comparison Of Outcomes For Those Who Go Home And Those Who Do Not

This study is one of a series of projects jointly commissioned by the former Department for Children Schools and Families and Department of Health to strengthen the evidence base on recognition, effective interventions and inter-agency working in child abuse and neglect. This project has a focus on the consequences of decisions to reunify children who had entered the looked after system for abuse or neglect. It compares the progress and outcomes of a sample of maltreated children who either went home or remained in the looked after system.