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Starting out right: early education and looked after children

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Looked after children (LAC) are those for whom the state assumes parental responsibility because the adults caring for them – usually the birth parent/s – are no longer able to. In England, 60 per cent of LAC enter care following abuse or neglect. The majority of LAC are placed with a foster carer, either a registered foster parent or ‘kinship care’ with a relative or friend. The number of LAC in England has been rising steadily in recent years, reaching 70,440 in 2016. Just under one fifth o...

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Mathers, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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Education
Harding, C More by this author
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University of Oxford/Family and Childcare Trust Publisher's website
Publication date:
2016-12-01
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pubs:690920
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uri:c458070a-2dc5-4da7-b8e9-e55c9233d53c
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uuid:c458070a-2dc5-4da7-b8e9-e55c9233d53c
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