Vulnerable Children And Social Care In England: A Review Of The Evidence

This research from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) examines the state of the children’s social care system in England – bringing together the latest data on children in need, intervention rates, staffing levels and funding provision. Leadership Briefing (141)

There are estimated to be 670,000 English children live in ‘high-risk’ situations, including with parents addicted to alcohol or drugs or in temporary accommodation, at least 800,000 have mental health disorders and 580,000 are in need of direct intervention. These included children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), children in low-income families, undocumented children and those who are excluded from school. 

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