This is a myth – not every child that enters the care system has special needs. Can you foster? Can you change lives? Take our quick survey.

However it is true that approximately 70% of the children that come into the care of the local authority will have special educational needs (SEN).

Many of these children have had to be removed from their parents and family due to abuse and neglect which can have an impact on their education and some will have special needs, but they are regular children with similar needs and requirements as their peers and deserve the same opportunities. Children in care are nine times more likely to have special educational needs than other children (according to the Who Cares Trust?).

The term “special needs” simply refers to a child who has particular educational requirements resulting from learning difficulties, physical disability, or emotional and behavioural difficulties. Children that have experienced a disadvantaged background are generally at greater risk of needing extra support.

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