Adopted children ’20 times more likely to be excluded’

A survey has found that adopted children are 20 times more likely to be excluded than their peers. The adoption charity’s survey of 2,084 adoptive parents found an exclusion rate (across all four UK nations) of 1.61 per cent. Department for Education exclusion statistics for the 2015/16, which relate only to England, puts the exclusion rate at 0.08 per cent of the total school population. This indicates that adopted children are 20.1 times more likely to be excluded. The survey also found that adopted children are 16 times more likely to be temporarily excluded from school in the first three years of primary school compared with other children. Read more.

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