CHN 8b: The Gross Cost of 'Children Looked After' in a Community Setting per Child per Week
Summary definitionThe gross cost of 'looked after children' in a community setting, per child, per week.
Why do we measure this?

In terms of children’s social work services another major cost carried by local councils is the cost of caring for looked after children in a fostering/family placement setting.

This indicator can be looked at alongside the cost of “Looked After Children” in a residential setting and also the balance of care between residence and community based care.

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