Function, quality and outcomes of residential care – Rapid Evidence Review

Year: 2020
Topic: Residential care
Author: Robert Porter, Miriana Giraldi and Fiona Mitchell, CELCIS, commissioned by SOS Children’s Villages International

In seeking to provide an overview of the existing research on residential care, this rapid evidence review addresses the following research questions:

  • What is the function of residential care as part of a range of alternative care options?
  • What facilitates ‘quality’ care in residential care? Taking account of it both in the relational interactions between children and their carers, and in how residential care is organised to facilitate high quality care for children.
  • What effect does residential care have upon outcomes for children and young people?