‘System failings’ damage educational and employment outcomes for children in care

System-wide failings are resulting in looked-after children receiving inadequate and 'unacceptable' education, according to a report from the Commons Education Committee.

It says that just 7.2 per cent of looked-after children achieved the grade 5 'good pass' threshold in English and mathematics GCSEs, compared to 40.1 per cent of non-looked-after children; across the board, children in residential care at age 16 scored over six grades less at GCSE than those in kinship or foster care.

Read the full article in Family Law Week here.