As part of our aim to 'Achieve More' for our children, Northern Care are producing an annual report to highlight areas of achievement and look at where we can improve our services for all the young people in our care. Despite an increase in numbers of children in our care, outcomes continued to improve over the previous 12 months.
Some of our outcomes are detailed below, whilst a full copy of the Outcomes Report will be available to Placements Teams and Commissioners by emailing Northern Care at email@example.com
- Of the young people in placement 12 months or more, 95% had an annual comprehensive health assessment in the year 2011, compared to the national average of 84%.
- 90% of young people who had a drug/substance misuse problem received an intervention, compared to the national average of 56%.
- 93% of young people in placement in 2011 had contact with their immediate or extended family during the year.
- During 2011, there was a 43% reduction in unauthorised absences despite a 15% increase in the number of young people we look after.
- 27% of young placed in our homes in 2011 contributed in a fund raising event.
- 83% of all young people participated in sports or leisure activities on three or more occasions per week during 2011.
- Following admission 85% of those excluded accessed formal education, with the remainder receiving appropriate education facilitated by our Education Co-ordinators.
- 85.5% of children* showed improvements in behaviour following intervention by our partner agency, CCATS (measured using the Behaviour Rating Index for Children)
*Independent evaluation of CCATS by the Nationwide Children’s Research Centre and the University of Huddersfield