The number of children and young people becoming looked after has increased year on year over the last two decades. The reasons for children becoming looked after are more complex but the overwhelming majority are placed for care and protection reasons and that number is increasing annually.
Children and young people may be looked after for short or long periods; some return home, some are adopted, and some remain looked after for many years until they reach adulthood.
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This report takes a close look at practice in improving educational outcomes for looked after children.