The Nuffield Foundation has published research on ethnic inequalities in the care system in England. Data was collected from a study of 6,000 children in England on child protection plans and 8,000 children in care, across a sample of 18 local authorities. Key findings include: systematic differences exist in the provision of services between ethnic groups; comparing families with similar socio-economic circumstances, Asian children are almost three times less likely to be in care than white children and almost four times less likely than black children. Calls for policy makers to address the inequalities that exist within the care system.

Source: Nuffield Foundation  

Further information: Paradoxical evidence on ethnic inequities in child welfare: towards a research agenda (abstract)