Education and care must go together

A good education is important to children in the care system,
according to the results of a questionnaire sent out by the
government’s Social Exclusion Unit and the Who Cares?

Ninety-seven per cent cited education as important, while 75 per
cent had a clear idea of what they wanted to do in the future.

But 16 per cent of the children felt they were treated worse at
school because they were in care, while 15 per cent were forced to
move schools more than four times because of changes in care

The SEU launched its project on the educational attainment of
children in care in March, and will publish its final report
towards the end of the year.

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