December 2017 performance
During this quarter there has been a small increase in the number of children who have had more than 3 placements during the year. We continue to work hard to reduce this and this includes careful matching of children to placements and ensuring both children and care providers are given the good level of support
This measure looks at how many changes of placements happen for each child who is Looked After in West Sussex during the year.
Children needs stable placements in order to maintain healthy relationships and achieve at school. Sometimes it is necessary to move placement to better meet their needs but achieving a permanent placement is the goal for all our children who are Looked After.