Children in care

Children in care have significantly higher levels of health needs than children and young people from comparable socio-economic backgrounds. Their life opportunities and outcomes are also often much poorer and poor health is a factor in this. At any one time more than 1,500 Kent children are in care.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

We have produced the following needs assessments relating to children in care:

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to children in care. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.