Matthew Brazier, Ofsted's specialist advisor for looked after children, discusses our latest fostering statistics and what they tell us about the sector.
Matthew Brazier is Ofsted's Specialist Adviser for looked after children, and a social care inspector (HMI)
Today we published our annual fostering data: ‘Fostering in England – 2016-17’. As ever, we are grateful to all the agencies and local authorities for the time they have taken to collect and share their data with us.
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