Stockport has a large number of privately owned Children’s Homes. Children and young people looked after in these Homes originate largely from outside the borough. They are placed in Children’s Homes because the young people have severe needs. The Homes are concentrated in some parts of Stockport and the perceived behaviour of some of the young people is of concern to local residents. It is these concerns that led to this Scrutiny Review, and which then examined the relationships between the Council agencies, our partners such as the Police and the Children’s Homes.