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Residential children's homes

Inquiry status: Report in preparation

The Education Committee has announced an inquiry into the Government's proposals with regard to Residential children's homes as set out by the Department for Education on 23 April 2013. Whether the DfE’s proposed reforms to the regulation of residential children’s homes are appropriate and sufficient, whether the reforms are likely to prove effective or further measures are needed

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