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How school can help children in care

More needs to be done to help children in care reach their potential in education, a report from the Auditor General for Wales has said.

Statistics show that 29% of about 5,000 children in care in Wales do not gain any qualifications, compared to 1% of children in general.

The report found educational attainment for children in care is improving slowly but there is too much variation and inconsistent support.

The report will be considered by AMs

Rosie, who went into care at 15 while doing her GCSEs, is now studying her second year in fine art at Cardiff Metropolitan Unviersity.

She said her studies were the only "normal thing" in her life when she went into care.

  • 22 Aug 2012
  • From the section Wales