More than 80 per cent of children in care ‘receive SEND support’

At least eight out of 10 children in care receive support for a special education need or disability (SEND), according to a study.The research by the University of Central London’s Great Ormond Street...

School admissions ‘discriminate against looked-after children’

Campaigners have claimed that looked-after children’s right to education is being breached after a survey found many schools may not be honouring the admissions code. The Independent Children’s...

Attainment gap widens for children in care

Looked-after children’s GCSE grades fell last year as the education gap with their secondary school peers worsened, according to government statistics. The Department for Education figures also reveal...

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The education of children in care

A group of charities, including Adoption UK and the NSPCC, has sent a letter to the Schools Minister calling for the Government to amend teaching practice in England to better reflect the needs of care-experienced children. The proposed amendments...