Social Care Benchmarking

Children Looked After

The Children Looked After Benchmarking Club is aimed at finance managers, service managers and commissioners. This essential tool for managing the cost of your authority's looked after children is relied upon by around half of all English authorities.

The core of the benchmarking exercise looks at the costs of your authority’s looked after children, split by residential/foster and internal/external provision.

To help managers further, additional cost, performance and quality comparisons are also drawn.

What do you get? 

Join and you'll benefit from:

  • clearly defined and well-presented questionnaires
  • helpline and email service
  • detailed comparative reports
  • club database, interactive report, collated text questions
  • access to review meetings.

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