Call for review of the care system

An editorial in The Guardian urges that the review of the care system promised in the Conservative manifesto should start as soon as possible, be fully independent and ‘peer into all the troubling gaps’. The piece states that with the number of looked after children in England at a ten year high, how they are cared for and educated should […]

Special Educational Needs of Looked After Children

The Guardian reports on the findings of a research study examining the level of special educational needs (SEN) support required by children in the care system. Researchers at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health examined data on almost half a million children who began school in September 2005 and found that 83% […]

Failure of Care System: Homelessness Among Care Leavers

An opinion article in the Guardian by journalist Louise Tickle discusses how the care system is failing children, with one in four young care leavers becoming homeless once they turned 18, and 14% sleeping rough.   Further details are available here > […]