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February 21, 2010

Statistics of children in Care

Filed under: Uncategorized — nojusticeforparents @ 8:12 am
47% Of Children Leaving Care At 16+ Had No Qualifications
This year, the academic attainment of children in care leaving school was dramatically lower than that of their peers.
A 2002 Department of Health report1 found that in the appropriate age group:
* 50% of children in care had obtained Key Stage 1, level 2 compared to 85% of all children.
* 40% of children in care had obtained Key Stage 2, level 4 compared to 78% of all children.
* 22% of children in care had obtained Key Stage 3, level 5 compared to 66% of all children.
And at GCSE stage:
* Only 53% of children in care obtained at least one GCSE or GNVQ compared with 95% of all children.
* Only 8% of children in care obtained at least 5 GCSE’s at grades A*- C compared with 50% of all children.
Key Literacy Statistics:
* Between a ¼ and a 1/3 of rough sleepers have been looked after by local authorities as children.
* Children who have been in care are two and half times more likely to become a teenage parent
* Young people who have been in care are disproportionately more likely to become unemployed.
* Young people who have been in care are disproportionately likely to end up in prison. 26% of prisoners have been in care as children, compared with just 2% of the general population.

47% Of Children Leaving Care At 16+ Had No Qualifications
This year, the academic attainment of children in care leaving school was dramatically lower than that of their peers.

A 2002 Department of Health report1 found that in the appropriate age group:
* 50% of children in care had obtained Key Stage 1, level 2 compared to 85% of all children.* 40% of children in care had obtained Key Stage 2, level 4 compared to 78% of all children.* 22% of children in care had obtained Key Stage 3, level 5 compared to 66% of all children.
And at GCSE stage:
* Only 53% of children in care obtained at least one GCSE or GNVQ compared with 95% of all children.* Only 8% of children in care obtained at least 5 GCSE’s at grades A*- C compared with 50% of all children.

Key Literacy Statistics:
* Between a ¼ and a 1/3 of rough sleepers have been looked after by local authorities as children.* Children who have been in care are two and half times more likely to become a teenage parent* Young people who have been in care are disproportionately more likely to become unemployed.* Young people who have been in care are disproportionately likely to end up in prison. 26% of prisoners have been in care as children, compared with just 2% of the general population.

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