The reality of care is best captured in an article publishedin the Journal of Social Policy in 2009. Forrester,Goodman, Cocker, Binnie and Jensch reviewed all Britishresearch since 1991. Their conclusion was that:The studies consistently found that children entering caretended to have serious problems but that in general their welfareimproved over time. This finding is consistent withinternational literature. It has important policy implications.Most significantly it suggests that attempts to reduce the use ofpublic care are misguided and may place more children at risk ofserious harm.