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NSPCC commissioned Loughborough University to write a (Supporting children and families returning home from care: Counting the costs, ) comparing the costs of supporting children and families on return home versus the costs of children re-entering care. This report found that the average annual cost for each child that returns back into care from home is £61,614, compared with an average annual cost of supporting a child to return home of just over £5,627.
Local authorities can use and adapt the calculations made by the author to work out their own costs and potential savings to be made if a reduction in the number of children re-entering care can be achieved.