Hughes admits more is needed to be done to support looked-after-children

Children’s minister Beverley Hughes today admitted that the government needed to do more to support looked-after children.CC Live logo article

Speaking at Community Care Live, Hughes said that the difference between the outcomes for looked-after-children and other children was “completely unacceptable”.

“That is why it is our intention to bring forward proposals to improve their life chances – especially their educational achievement,” she added.

The minister added that it was vital to look into how the government could support and develop the workforce as the success of the reforms depended on the managers and frontline social workers who work with vulnerable children.

“The work they do is hugely challenging and makes a big difference in people’s lives,” she concluded.

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