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Are residential schools effective?

A care provider is to investigate whether Scotland's residential schools for vulnerable children provide value for money.

According to Audit Scotland, it costs £156,000 a year for each pupil - but there is no evidence as to whether it is effective.

The Church of Scotland's Crossreach organisation hopes its research will prompt the Scottish government to direct more resources to help vulnerable young people after they have left school.

  • 03 Oct 2011