Children in care to get £500 to spend on tutors and trips

Hillier, Andy
May 2008
Children & Young People Now (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd;5/28/2008, preceding p2
The article reports on the plan of government in Great Britain to spend £56 million to help children who are struggling at school. It is observed that the 13 percent of looked-after children get five good General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) compared with an average of 62 percent. On the other hand, the government also offer councils with top-ups of £100 to child trust funds for looked-after children for each year they are in care.


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