Children In Care Repeatedly Rejected By Academies As Admissions ‘Scandal’ Grows

Children in care are increasingly being turned away by academies, a freedom of information investigation has revealed.

Ministers have been asked to intervene 72 times over the last three years to use their power to force academies to accept looked after children, with some schools repeatedly blocking enrolment. 

Official guidance states children in care should get top priority when it comes to schools admissions because they are vulnerable, with many having faced neglect, abuse or a chaotic home life.

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