Children’s social care

Action for Children has published new research on the educational outcomes of children and young people referred to social care in England. 1.6 million pupils’ GCSE exam results were analysed over a three-year period. Findings include: 53% of teenagers who had been referred to social care did not achieve a grade 4 pass in both English and maths GCSE compared with 24% who were not the subject of a referral. Recommendations include greater investment in family help services.

Read the Guardian news story: Children referred to social care twice as likely to fail GCSE maths and English
Read the press release: Children referred to social care twice as likely to fail key GCSEs
Read the report: The educational outcomes of children referred to children’s social care

Source: Action for Children, The Guardian

Date: 22 August 2023

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 103 other subscribers